Join this great voyage through the history of the Panama Canal, which is, one hundred years after its completion, on the eve of a new chapter in its spectacular history. From the early explorers, many seeking a critical water connection between two of the world's great oceans to the determination of the best engineers of America, the BIG DIG finally opened for shipping - you can be on board! What stood in the way of making this canal a reality?
The role of Spain in the birth of the United States is a little known and little understood aspect of U.S. independence. Through actual fighting, provision of supplies, and money, Spain helped the young British colonies succeed in becoming an independent nation. Soldiers were recruited from all over the Spanish empire, from Spain itself and from throughout Spanish America. Based on primary research in the archives of Spain, this book is about United States history at its very inception, placing the war in its broadest international context.
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From Cobb Island to St. George Island and every bay and river in between, across to Coles Point and south to Seaside View, the crabhouses and restaurants along the Potomac offer great meals. For those who wish to travel by boat or by land, herein are a few tips and for those who wish to cook their own seafood delicacies at home, inside are many great recipes. How to prepare Southern Maryland stuffed ham is also on the menu!
Cruising and Dining at the Waterfront Restaurants of the Lower Potomac River. This is one of the most unusual dining and boating guides ever before prepared for the lower Potomac region. The names of the great establishments are real while the prices of a dozen steamed hard crabs are not. Prices will fluctuate with the weather, the time of year, the decisions of crabs on whether or not to mate and the relative sobriety of the watermen who venture out onto the water to empty their crab pots.