In Deadrise and Cross-planked, author Larry Chowning takes readers on a journey into the history of twentieth century wooden deadrise boat building, highlighting its role in Chesapaeke Bay culture, and providing deeper insight into the builders who created these works of nautical ingenuity. Chowning uses research spanning more than a quarter of a century to explore a traditional maritime culture on the brink of
extinction, through the eyes of the boat builders and watermen who worked and played on them. More than 150 photographs complement this insider’s view of the watermen’s lifestyle and offer a glimpse of the history that spans the thousands of nautical miles of the Chesapeake Bay. Written by one of the most notable bay historian, Deadrise and Cross-planked is a must have for all maritime and Chesapeake
Bay enthusiasts.