A formidable research effort, Disappearing Islands of the Chesapeake makes for hours of escapist perusal by armchair mariners.
I guarantee you will not lose interest as he isle-hops... touching more than 40 in all—and all disappearing.
(Bill Burton Bay Weekly
Cronin tells an engaging story that's richly underscored by an abundance of vintage maps and archival photographs.
This is very probably the definitive book about the Chesapeake Bay Islands, especially those that are gone with the erosion.
(John Goodspeed Easton Star Democrat
Time, tide, storms and resulting erosion are the enemies... making Cronin's book a valuable resource for future generations.
(Jackie Nickel The Mariner
An island-by-island chronicle of the bay that documents the islands' earliest native and non-native American settlers.. and their current fate.
(Catherine Pierre Johns Hopkins Magazine
About the Author
William B. Cronin spent his career with the Johns Hopkins Chesapeake Bay Institute, over the years contributing many articles to Chesapeake Bay Magazine.