Deadly Storms of the Delmarva Coast

By Michael Morgan

Journey to the coast with Michael Morgan as he looks back at the area's most deadly storms. Coastal Delaware, Maryland and Virginia have always been vulnerable to the power of storms. In the early nineteenth century, storm-driven shipwrecks led to the construction of the Delaware breakwater. In 1933, a storm created an inlet on the south edge of Ocean City and changed the character of the Maryland resort. The Ash Wednesday nor'easter of 1962 devastated oceanfront communities, led to the creation of beach replenishment projects that pushed the ocean back from the new multimillion-dollar buildings that sat on the sand and spurred the creation of Assateague Island National Seashore. Michael Morgan narrates the stories of these storms and reminds us of the power of wind and water.

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SpecificationsThe History Press, 2020
6" x 9" softcover
144 pages, B&W photos
ISBN: 9781625859389

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