Middletown Barnes & Noble to Host Local Author Meet & Greet

Local authors Charlotte Taylor, Christopher Scott Martin, and David Norton Shore will be available to sign copies of local history books
 
 
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MIDDLETOWN, R.I. - Feb. 9, 2018 - PRLog -- Middletown Barnes & Noble to Host Local Author Meet & Greet

Local authors Charlotte Taylor, Christopher Scott Martin, and David Norton Shore will be available to sign copies of local history books


The Middletown Barnes & Noble will be hosting a local author meet & greet on Friday, February 23rd at 6:00 p.m. Charlotte Taylor, author of Rhode Island Shipwrecks, and Christopher Scott Martin and David Norton Shore, author of Rhode Island Clam Shacks will be available to sign copies of his local history books. Stop by to get your copies signed!

Rhode Island Clam Shacks

Steamships once plied the waters of Narragansett Bay, carrying thousands of guests to feasts of clams prepared in every way imaginable at scenic spots like Rocky Point and Crescent Park. After hurricanes and pollution destroyed Rhode Island's soft-shell clam and oyster beds, the quahog became the state's favorite bivalve, and Rhode Islanders took to their automobiles and drove to the beach for clam cakes and chowder at the shacks and chowder houses that carried on the old traditions. Quahogging remains a major business in Rhode Island, where men and women continue to make a living from the sea. The long lines at take-out windows attest that the future of Rhode Island's clam shacks is secure as they successfully balance changing tastes with time-honored recipes.

Rhode Island Shipwrecks

Rhode Island, the Ocean State, has more shipwrecks per square mile than any other state. The south coast and Block Island are the resting places of many shipwrecks, with many more located in Narragansett Bay. The record of shipwrecks in Rhode Island begins immediately after the arrival of Europeans in the early 17th century with the grounding of a Dutch trading vessel, and thousands more vessels came to grief in its waters in the following centuries, through bad weather, human error, equipment failure, and military action. Some of these shipwrecks were epic disasters, with many fatalities and the total loss of the vessel; others were relatively minor misfortunes in which the ships were salvageable. Many shipwrecks from the 19th century on into the 20th were captured in the dramatic images gathered here. These pictures show the variety of vessels that travelled Rhode Island's waters back when the ocean was the primary transportation corridor and the many ways in which they met misfortune.

Join the author for a signing:

Where:  Barnes & Noble

1311 West Main Rd

Middletown, RI 02842

When:  Friday, February 23rd, 2018; 6:00 p.m.

Available at area bookstores, independent retailers, and online retailers, or through Arcadia Publishing at (888)-313-2665 or online.

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