Marblehead is a gorgeous gift book featuring over 100 full-color photographs of Marblehead taken over the course of three decades; the ideal book to grace any coffee table. Welsch is a former Boston Globe photographer and a Marblehead resident.
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Carved out of a rocky and forested wilderness, Marblehead, Massachusetts grew into one of the most important fishing ports in the thirteen colonies and lent an able hand in the American struggle for independence. Historian and Marblehead resident Lauren Fogle records the story of this grand old town’s birth and its significant role in building a nation.
Pam Peterson, Director of the Marblehead Museum & Historical Society, has penned this detailed and fascinating collection of Puritan folktales of witches, wizards, shipwrecks and pirates handed down through the centuries, from Marblehead’s original settlers to us!
This is a must-have for anyone interested in the history and genealogy of Marblehead. Dating back to 1880, each copy of this 595-page book is custom-printed by the Higginson Book Company in Salem, MA
Dozens of local volunteers spent over five years putting together this thorough and well-researched guide book to the natural history and wildlife of Marblehead. Discovering Marblehead was hailed by the Boston Globe as being “a book worth owning . . . well-written and interesting. . . the color photographs are splendid.”
An autobiography from an inventive sailmaker, innovative designer and successful America’s Cup skipper. Ted Hood has had a legendary career in the yachting world, and in this book he tells his story in detail, from childhood sailing and boatbuilding to the secrets of Hood sailcloth, from the tactics and sail trim of America’s Cup racers to the theory of the wide, shallow “delta form” of Hood yacht designs, and from his influential series of sailboats named Robin to the latest jet-drive motorboats. The book contains 200 illustrations.
Charlie is a haunting and mesmerizing novel which tells several stories in one. That of two brothers, one killed in a car accident, who cannot be separated by the boundaries of life and death, as well as that of older brother, Charlie, and his increasingly intense relationship with the spirited and complex Tess. Although Ben Sherwood is not from Marblehead, his latest novel is set entirely in town, mentioning such local sights as Maddie’s, Doyle’s Sail Loft, and Waterside Cemetery. And, aside from having moved the cemetery across town, we think this book is pretty accurate.
Woodcock places black and white photographs of olden-day Marblehead alongside recent pictures to contrast both how drastically and how little the town has changed over the past 100 years. This book makes a nice companion to anyone planning a stroll around Marblehead.
In the mid-1940s, the great historical novelist Anya Seton embarked on a
fervent search for her forebears that led her to Marblehead, Massachusetts,
a “sea-girdled town of rocks and winding lanes and clustered old houses.”
There she found not only an ancestor, but also the setting for this, her
fourth novel. It is not only the story of Marblehead, from its earliest
settlement to the present, and of a family who settled and stayed there in
the Hearth and Eagle Inn; it is also the story of Hesper Honeywood, a
passionate young woman whose long and dramatic life, full of triumph and
tragedy, contained the history of both. In one of her most ambitious novels,
Anya Seton here created one of her most memorable heroines, and one of her
most varied tales.
Fox, an architectural preservationist (and Swampscott resident) has detailed the stories behind more than 50 of the North Shore’s most distinguished houses, including the Morss House of Marblehead. With over 400 historic photographs and blueprints, this impressive book makes a lovely gift or the perfect addition to your own coffee table.
Published in the fall of 2003, Ulrike Welsch’s latest gift book features 120 full-color photographs spanning the entire North Shore, with gorgeous new shots of Marblehead, Salem, Beverly and Swampscott. The perfect gift for anyone who lives, or has ever lived, in this part of New England.
Thomas Handasyd Perkins first discovered the wonder of Boston’s North Shore in the nineteenth century. From then on, he and other prominent Bostonians were lured to the area, which quickly became a hot spot for Boston socialites and city slickers looking for a break from the big city. Full of history, including sports, hobbies and nightlife, Joseph Garland had created one of the premiere sources on the social history of the North Shore. Includes black and white photographs.