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   Carol McCabe Booker tells the story of how nature and human desire define a singular place along storied waters.

   Booker writes of heroes, scoundrels and the families who populated a tiny waterfront community, once known mainly for shipwrecks and treacherous riptides, that became a World War II training ground, the locale for hunting buried treasure, and later a cog in the global energy trade with a natural gas plant.

   In its pages are tales of exploration and heroism, sports and tragedies including a riptide referred to as the devil’s grasp by a man who survived.


Early Praise

    “Who knew such a quiet, tranquil place like Cove

Point could be filled with such drama? A delightful

book: well researched, well written, and a real pageturner.”

—Leila Boyer, research historian; retired

director, Calvert County Historical Society


   “An intimate look into the rich history of Cove Point.

   Carol’s vivid prose immerses the reader in the

exciting stories of life and growth on the Chesapeake.

   This book is recommended to all readers who love lighthouses, life on the water’s edge, and a rich and intriguing history. You’ll lose yourself in Carol’s delightful imagery as she takes readers on a journey of times past.

    Truly a delightful and energizing read!”

—Cory Talbott, President: Chesapeake

Chapter, United States Lighthouse Society

Cove Point on the Chesapeake: The Beacon, the Bay and the Dream

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