Chesapeake Reflections : Stories from Virginia's Northern Neck

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  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2009-10-21
  • Publisher: History Pr
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Between the Indian and Dividing Creeks, near the mouth of the Rappahannock River in Virginia's Chesapeake Bay, sits a parcel of land called Bluff Point. Like most bay-front villages, the bountiful resources and majestic landscape of this area that once sustained watermen and sportsmen alike have been depleted as over-harvesting, pollution and continued development have taken their toll, threatening the very legacy of its people. J.H. Hall's family first settled on this land shortly after the Civil War, where they maintained a tradition of farming, fishing and crabbing throughout the twentieth century. Hall's words flow as splendidly as the tides in this collection of personal reminisences and local and natural history celebrating the lives of the watermen before him and the uncertainty surrounding those of today.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgementsp. 9
Bluff Point, the Big Picturep. 11
Uncle Harry's Funeralp. 21
Paradisep. 27
Groakers, Toads and Rockp. 37
When the World Was Mine Oysterp. 43
Otha's Ghostp. 51
A Brief History of Quail Hunting on Bluff Pointp. 61
Catch-and-Release Gill Nettingp. 75
Hunting versus Poachingp. 83
Close to Naturep. 91
Arrowheadsp. 101
Pollution Nostalgiap. 111
Billy Haynie: A Hopeful Futurep. 117
Sourcesp. 127
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