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The Chesapeake: Legends, Yarns & Barnacles: A Collection of Short Stories from the pages of The Chesapeake, Book 2 by [Ken Rossignol, Larry Jarboe, Jack Rue, Pepper Langley, Stephen G. Uhler, Fred McCoy, Joey Greenwell, Mel Brokenshire, Alan Brylawski, George Hopkins]
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"Reading the yarns that are spun in this wonderful book is almost like hearing them in person. I can imagine sitting on the dock and eaves-dropping as the tales were told in person many, many times. The variety of tales keeps the reader's interest. You can't read just one of them and stop, so don't kid yourself with "I'll just read one now and come back later." Many thanks for getting these down in print, so that they are "lost" over time." --- Gus Philpot
"The first two or three stories I almost quit. I especially was turned off by the far-right politics. Still, I am grateful I stayed with this book,for it is among my all-time favorites. Mind you, I remain a stalwart democrat, but I appreciate greatly the stories and opinions permeating this outstanding book of newspaper columns." - Amazon Customer

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This eclectic collection of selected stories from the lighter side of The Chesapeake is an educational shipwreck of prose and fish. With such great talents as country-bred Steve Uhler and WWII Ace Jack Rue joining with Fred McCoy, Larry Jarboe and Mel Brokenshire, there are few pages worthy of being left idle.
Some tales are of properly organizing your day for fishing, others tell of harrowing tales of jaunts through pastures avoiding crazed bulls and others simply may be characterized as bull.  Mixed in are accounts of some of the people, places, boats and crabs of life on the Chesapeake.
Authentic story-telling such as from Pepper Langley has not been tainted by an editor's touch or fussed with by a grammarian. 
There is no particular order, thus Walter Mitty types with trains and subway lines that criss-cross can find suitable length legends and yarns to pass the time. There are two paperback versions; one has color photos and is pricey and the other is all b&w and cheaper --- while the audible book requires a fertile imagination and perhaps a bottle of wine.
One added advantage of listening to the audiobook is that one can keep their hands available for such tasks as driving or eating crabs.
If you ever ventured down to Point Lookout State Park and saw the old Point Lookout Hotel prior to it being torn down to make way for a parking lot, then you might enjoy some of Alan Brylawski's accounts of life at the old inn in Letters from Point Lookout Hotel.
One added warning: all of Larry Jarboe's stories of fishing and Steve Uhler's tales of hunting and fighting are all true.
Welcome to The Chesapeake and visit us at for more. --- Ken Rossignol

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  • ASIN ‏ : ‎ B006N55W40
  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ The Chesapeake Fishing & Fun LLC (December 16, 2011)
  • Publication date ‏ : ‎ December 16, 2011
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • File size ‏ : ‎ 7397 KB
  • Text-to-Speech ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Screen Reader ‏ : ‎ Supported
  • Enhanced typesetting ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • X-Ray ‏ : ‎ Not Enabled
  • Word Wise ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Print length ‏ : ‎ 214 pages
  • Page numbers source ISBN ‏ : ‎ 1468102699
  • Lending ‏ : ‎ Enabled
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    4.2 out of 5 stars 35 ratings

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• Browse Rossignol’s true crime, travel, and history in the news as well as the two Chesapeake series.

• THE CHESAPEAKE: Six books in the series --Tales & Scales; Legends, Yarns, & Barnacles; Oyster Buyboats, Ships & Steamed Crabs; A Man Born to Hang Can't Drown; Country Cornpone Cornucopia; and Tidewater Sagas provides the shared memories of those who lived life to the fullest in the Chesapeake region. -

• CHESAPEAKE 1850: Steamboats & Oyster Wars – the News Reader begins the fictional story of the Ethan Douglas family when at the age of ten, Ethan arrived to live with his grandfather, the captain of a Chesapeake Bay steamship. Over the next thirty years, the family faces a life of oyster pirates, hurricanes, the civil war and the dawning of the age of industrialization.

• CHESAPEAKE 1880 takes up the next three decades of life in the Chesapeake region.

• CHESAPEAKE 1910 relates the world-shaking events of the war as well as the effect of Prohibition.

• PIRATE TRIALS series – Accounts from the 18th and 19th century of true crimes of ruthless and bloodthirsty pirates included the excruciatingly detailed trials and their glorious executions which included these killers being hanged by the neck until dead; hung upon a gibbet at low tide, and that old favorite of ‘drawn and quartered’.

• TITANIC 1912 is the lead in to the saga of the world’s most famous sea disaster, two other books are in the series.

As a maritime history speaker, Rossignol enjoys meeting audiences around the world and discussing the original news stories of the sinking of the RMS Titanic and other maritime history topics.

Traveling the high seas around the world is the way that the author keeps in touch with the adventures of the Sea Empress and keeps the voyages interesting and the stories coming.

In recent years Rossignol has appeared on dozens of ships in the Pacific, Atlantic, Mediterranean, and the Caribbean discussing the stories of the history of the Panama Canal, the heroes of the Titanic, the explorations of the new world voyagers, the Bermuda Triangle and the history of piracy, among other maritime history topics.

Rossignol appears at the Titanic Museum Attractions in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee and Branson, Missouri for book signings and to talk with visitors about the RMS Titanic.

With a recent visit to the International Book Fair 2016 in Panama as one of the United States Delegation authors and entertainers Rossignol enjoyed telling the stories of the History of the Panama Canal, Piracy and of the heroes of the Titanic.

He has appeared on Good Morning America, ABC 20/20; ABC World News Tonight and in a 2012 production of Discovery Channel Investigation Motives & Murders Series, A Body in the Bay.

Rossignol’s landmark First Amendment case, represented by Levine Sullivan Koch & Schulz re: United States Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals Rossignol v Voorhaar, 2003, spelled out that public officials cannot retaliate against a publisher for criticism of their official acts.

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