A coming-of-age memoir set in a Chesapeake Bay fishing village in the 1950s and 1960s. It presents never-before-published history of the Chesapeake Oyster Wars, in which the author's father, a marine policeman, was shot. The poignant father/son story is supported by anecdotes about crabs, oysters, and the men who caught them. Those are interwoven with tales of boyhood scrapes, teenage life, big fish, and a host of watery escapades.I pulled a paper sack of sandwiches out from under my deck. The bologna was warm and a little ... The soft crabs were easy; with their rubbery claws they were unable to bite. The hard crabs were ... Any weakness in the grip would allow the animal to twist around and reach a finger with one of its claws. Not long into the cull, anbsp;...
|Title||:||Starting at Sea Level|
|Author||:||Terry L. Noble|
|Publisher||:||Foggy River Books - 2007-09-01|