The workboats of Smith Island

Book Cover
Average Rating
Publisher:
The Johns Hopkins University Press,
Pub. Date:
c1997.
Language:
English
Description
Smith Island, the largest Maryland island in Chesapeake Bay, remains one of the most interesting communities on the Atlantic coast. Smith Islanders speak a sort of Tidewater English, are devoted to the Methodist faith, and maintain an intense relationship with the waters of the bay. For generations, they have relied on fishing, oystering, and crabbing for their livelihood and have developed workboats that reflect the conditions - both natural and cultural - of local waters. In The Workboats of Smith Island, Paula J. Johnson looks extensively at the remarkable variety of boats - documenting in fascinating detail their design, construction, and use - and the watermen who depend on them. Johnson identifies the three vessel types most common on Smith Island today: crab-scraping boats, deadrise workboats, and skiffs. Every Smith Islander, she notes, owns at least one workboat, and many have two or even three, requiring each for a different purpose - harvesting "peelers" (blue crabs in various stages of molting),,oystering or crab potting, and providing basic transportation. Johnson talks with Smith Island's watermen and boatbuilders, as well as their families and neighbors, about the history and future of the island and about the boats that dominate the island's cultural landscape. She includes dozens of photographs and drawings of Smith Island's distinctive watercraft. The result is a singular portrait of a community inextricably linked to the water.
Also in This Series
More Like This
More Details
ISBN:
9780801854842
Staff View

Grouping Information

Grouped Work ID776effca-a335-6628-8e12-cce737f4081d
Grouping Titleworkboats of smith island
Grouping Authorjohnson paula j
Grouping Categorybook
Last Grouping Update2019-08-29 10:33:32AM
Last Indexed2019-12-06 04:17:17AM

Solr Details

accelerated_reader_point_value0
accelerated_reader_reading_level0
authorJohnson, Paula J., 1954-
author_displayJohnson, Paula J
available_at_aacplAnnapolis Library
collection_aacplADULT
detailed_location_aacplAnnapolis Library - MD Gold Star/Temporarily located at the Truxal Library AACC
display_description
format_aacplBook
format_category_aacplBooks
id776effca-a335-6628-8e12-cce737f4081d
isbn9780801854842
item_details
Bib IdItem IdShelf LocCall NumFormatFormat CategoryNum CopiesIs Order ItemIs eContenteContent SourceeContent FileeContent URLsubformatDetailed StatusLast CheckinLocationSub-location
ils:a20639431997058596503Annapolis Library - MD Gold Star/Temporarily located at the Truxal Library AACC* MD 623.82 J1falsefalseOn ShelfANN
itype_aacplMaryland Gold Star / Temporarily located at Truxal Library AACC
last_indexed2019-12-06T09:17:17.708Z
lexile_score-1
literary_formOther
literary_form_fullOther
local_callnumber_aacpl* MD 623.82 J
owning_library_aacplAnne Arundel County Public Library
owning_location_aacplAnnapolis Library
primary_isbn9780801854842
publishDate1997
record_details
Bib IdFormatFormat CategoryEditionLanguagePublisherPublication DatePhysical Description
ils:a206394BookBooksEnglishThe Johns Hopkins University Press, c1997.xii, 100 p. ; ill. ; 24 x 31 cm.
recordtypegrouped_work
scoping_details_aacpl
Bib IdItem IdGrouped StatusStatusLocally OwnedAvailableHoldableBookableIn Library Use OnlyLibrary OwnedHoldable PTypesBookable PTypesLocal Url
ils:a20639431997058596503On ShelfOn Shelffalsetruefalsefalsefalsetrue
subject_facetMaryland Gold Star Collection
Work boats -- Smith Island (Md. and Va.)
title_displayThe workboats of Smith Island
title_fullThe workboats of Smith Island [Gold Star] / Paula J. Johnson
title_shortThe workboats of Smith Island
topic_facetWork boats