Here’s my bibliography as promised:

1. Burgess, Robert H. This Was Chesapeake Bay. MD: Tidewater Publishers, 1990.

2. Chamberlain, Gethin. “Pirate attacks around the world rise by 20pc.” May 25, 2008,

3. Chapelle, Howard I. American Small Sailing Craft: their design, development and construction. W. W. Norton & Company, 1951.

4. Chapelle, Howard I. History of American sailing ships. W. W. Norton & Company, 1960.

5. Claflin, James W. “United States Cutter Service U.S. Customs Service.” Nautical Antiques Online Catalogue. (accessed November 2008).

6. “Coast Guard History.” United States Coast Guard. (accessed November 2008).

7. Cronin, William B. The Disappearing Islands of the Chesapeake. JHU Press, 2005.

8. Defoe, Daniel. “A General History of the Pyrates.” New York: Dover Publications, 1972.

9. Greener, W.W. “The Gun and it’s Development.” New York: Cassell and Company, Ltd, 1907.

10. Historic documents and publications.” United States Coast Guard. (accessed November 2008).

11. Holly, David C. Chesapeake Steamboats: Vanished Fleet. Centerville, Maryland: Tidewater Publishers, 1994.

12. Netherton, Nan, and Ruth Preston Rose, Ross Netherton. In the Path of History – Virginia between the Rappahannock and the Potomac: An historical Portrait. Falls Church, Virginia: Higher Education Publications INC, 2004.

13. Rezneck, Samuel. “Distress, Relief, and Discontent in the United States during the Depression of 1873-78.” The Journal of Political Economy 58, no. 6 (December 1950): 494-512.

14. Shomette, Donald G. Pirates on the Chesapeake. MD: Tidewater Publishers, 1988.

15. “Somerset County, Maryland Directory 1878.” New River Notes. (accessed November 2008).

16. Tilp, Frederick. This was Potomac River. Bladenburg, Maryland: Frederick Tilp [self-published], 1978.

17. “United States Revenue Cutter Service.” Wikipedia. (accessed November 2008).

18. Walczyk, Gail. “Watt’s Island.” Islands of the Chesapeake Bay. (accessed November 2008).

19. “Watermen: Chesapeake Bay Workboats – The Bugeye.” The Mariners Museum, 2002.

20. Wells, O. V. “The Depression of 1873-79.” Agricultural History 11, no. 3 (July 1937): 237-251.

21. Wennersten, John R. “The Oyster Wars of Chesapeake Bay.” Tidewater Publishers, 1981.