All three of The Chesapeake collection of tall tales, fishing stories, and tidewater turmoil are combined in one set.
A first-person account of Chesapeake Bay bounty being harvested and provided to the national market is related by Capt. Joe Lore of Solomon's Island along with an interview with his father, Capt. J. C. Lore, Sr., from 50 years earlier. Pepper Langley relished his days of establishing his own business after his high school commencement speaker told him he had a gold mine in his backyard.