Alongshore

John R. Stilgoe

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Alongshore Along the shore are fishing boats and lighthouses wharves and piers resorts and shipwrecks picturesque vistas that are visited and photographed but have never before been scrutinized from a historic

Along the shore are fishing boats and lighthouses, wharves and piers, resorts and shipwrecks picturesque vistas that are visited and photographed but have never before been scrutinized from a historical or cultural perspective In this enchanting book, John R Stilgoe takes us on a tour of the seacoast, evoking its sights, sounds, and textures, and showing how it illuminAlong the shore are fishing boats and lighthouses, wharves and piers, resorts and shipwrecks picturesque vistas that are visited and photographed but have never before been scrutinized from a historical or cultural perspective In this enchanting book, John R Stilgoe takes us on a tour of the seacoast, evoking its sights, sounds, and textures, and showing how it illuminates issues of landscape and of American culture Drawing on sources as diverse as Thoreau and Kate Chopin, agricultural newspapers and the Hardy Boys, and always emphasizing his own hikes and small boat passages along the coast, Stilgoe provides a guidebook for anyone intrigued by the seacoast, the last place in which adult Americans walk barefoot He describes guzzles configurations of sand , gunkholes unfrequented harbors , and loomings optical phenomena on the horizon He explains why watchtowers stand guard all along the Atlantic coast why wharves are perennially decaying the different ways that pirates have been perceived through the centuries and why local women of the shore towns wear bikinis Like the sea itself, Stilgoe s Alongshore invigorates and exhilarates, drawing us back to its pleasures again and again.

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One thought on “Alongshore

  1. Suzanne on said:

    A book to refer to at the bedside in the middle of a cold rainy April night in Massachusetts. The author is local here, and a naturalist. Walking alongshore John makes observations about our natural seashore life, particularly in warmer weather, that make for relaxing winter dreams. A very slow read nonetheless.

  2. J. Alan on said:

    I got rather inebriated, visited a bookstore, and now I have a copy of Alongshore. Guess I'll have to read it now.

  3. Howard Mansfield on said:

    Stilgoe repopulates an entire landscape of lost knowledge. Read this book before you go down the sea again.

  4. Tom Mackie on said:

    Geography of coastal areas. Very informal writing but very interesting especially if you have spent time at old ocean side towns.

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