By John Bailey
About ten years in the past John and Bernie Haas, the writer of Cape may perhaps journal and Capemay.com, have been chatting approximately Cape may possibly background. Bernie acknowledged, in passing, that we would have liked a brand new model of the booklet approximately Cape could that Lewis Townsend Stevens wrote in 1897, historical past of Cape may well County. these phrases positioned a course of action into John’s head that he couldn’t shake. He begun the lengthy trek of analysis, interpreting, and writing that eventually ended in Cape Island, The Jewel of the Jersey Shore. Stevens’ publication leads to 1897. John’s publication leads to 2011. The publication is richly illustrated with John’s watercolors, drawings, pictures, and postcard assortment. it's thoroughly listed and encompasses a complete directory of resource references. it's a riveting reliable learn, compatible for the seashore or the espresso desk, but it's meant to be a resource record for Cape could researchers a long way into the future.
Like Stevens’, John’s ebook starts with the local americans that resorted to Cape Island lengthy prior to the 1st eu explorers even considered crossing the Atlantic. It makes a speciality of the contributors and personalities of these that explored the Island, those who owned land at the Island, and those who constructed the Island.
As with so much land’s-end/island groups, Cape Island has attracted strange humans; self sustaining, loose considering participants that could undergo its not easy situation uncovered to the vagaries of the amazing ocean and its titanic storms. Cape Islanders are a continual bunch that tenaciously rebuilds after each hearth or flood that torments them. this is often their tale, a chronicle that incorporates adventurers, whalers, farmers, fishermen, artists, authors, poets, musicians, actors, lighthouse keepers, innkeepers, shopkeepers, squaddies, sailors, preachers, and politicians all dwelling one by one, or side-by-side and shoulder-to-shoulder - the lengthy suntanned line of Cape Islanders. discover their unfolding tale from the 1st local americans that lived the following via those who shaped its Victorian
rebirth and its newest house phase.
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