- Hardcover: 200 pages
- Publisher: Kessinger Publishing, LLC (July 25, 2007)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0548041946
- ISBN-13: 978-0548041949
- Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.6 x 9 inches
- Shipping Weight: 9.6 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #16,006,476 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Once you get through that first 1/3 the story becomes an interesting tale of the Dutch NY inhabitants, sailors, & smugglers of the area, and their thought processes. I enjoyed reading the tale again but might suggest that readers with little knowledge of wooden ships and sailing may find the nautical settings, terms and descriptions hard to follow. I also believe it may be most interesting to those who have knowledge of the area of the story.
Interestingly, although Cooper set the novel in the mid-late 1700’s, the inlet across “the Hook” that the “Water Witch” of the tale describes, was open from about 1756- 1777/8 but did not open to Sandy Hook Bay, only to the Navesink and Shrewsbury Rivers; it was known as the Shrewsbury Inlet. After a storm in 1777/8 the inlet cut further across the hook, as described, into Sandy Hook Bay; this second cut became known as the Sandy Hook Inlet. Both inlets were too shallow for war ships on ‘smuggler patrol’ and was only usable at flood, full moon, tides. It was variously open and closed by storms until about 1900 when it finally closed and Sandy Hook became the topography we know today.
(NOTE: My dating of the Shrewsbury and Sandy Hook inlets Opening and Closings is from George H. Moss Jr.s’ book Nauvoo to the Hook, Jervey Close Press, Locust, NJ.