By John Bailey
About ten years in the past John and Bernie Haas, the writer of Cape may well journal and Capemay.com, have been chatting approximately Cape may perhaps historical past. Bernie stated, in passing, that we wanted a brand new model of the publication approximately Cape might that Lewis Townsend Stevens wrote in 1897, heritage of Cape could County. these phrases positioned a course of action into John’s head that he couldn’t shake. He started the lengthy trek of study, interpreting, and writing that eventually led to Cape Island, The Jewel of the Jersey Shore. Stevens’ ebook results in 1897. John’s publication leads to 2011. The e-book is richly illustrated with John’s watercolors, drawings, pictures, and postcard assortment. it really is thoroughly listed and incorporates a complete directory of resource references. it's a riveting stable learn, compatible for the seashore or the espresso desk, but it truly is meant to be a resource rfile for Cape might researchers a ways into the future.
Like Stevens’, John’s publication starts with the local americans that resorted to Cape Island lengthy sooner than the 1st eu explorers even considered crossing the Atlantic. It specializes in the contributors and personalities of these that explored the Island, those who owned land at the Island, and people who constructed the Island.
As with so much land’s-end/island groups, Cape Island has attracted strange humans; self sufficient, unfastened pondering participants that could suffer its tough position uncovered to the vagaries of the robust ocean and its tremendous storms. Cape Islanders are a continual bunch that tenaciously rebuilds after each hearth or flood that torments them. this is often their tale, a chronicle that incorporates adventurers, whalers, farmers, fishermen, artists, authors, poets, musicians, actors, lighthouse keepers, innkeepers, shopkeepers, infantrymen, sailors, preachers, and politicians all residing one by one, or side-by-side and shoulder-to-shoulder - the lengthy suntanned line of Cape Islanders. discover their unfolding tale from the 1st local americans that lived right here via those who shaped its Victorian
rebirth and its most recent condo phase.
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