Annapolis Maritime Museum / 723 Second St / Annapolis, MD 21403
Contacts: Jeff Holland / 410 295-0104 / firstname.lastname@example.org
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - Oct. 6, 2008
Annapolis Maritime Museum to launch Over the Bridge book at Boatyard Bar & Grill
on Wednesday, October 15
Over the Bridge: A History of Eastport at Annapolis, the new book published by the Annapolis Maritime Museum, will make its official public debut at the Boatyard Bar & Grill on Wednesday, October 15, from 7 – 8:30 p.m. Author Ginger Doyel will be on hand to autograph copies of the 368-page hardback.
The book features 713 duotone photographs, including an eight-page double-sided gatefold. One side features a never-before-published panorama of the view across the harbor in 1897. Only 1,500 copies of the book were printed by Whitmore Imaging of Annapolis, and more than 200 have already been sold at $54.95. The books are available at the Hard Bean Café at Annapolis City Dock, Barnes & Noble at the Annapolis Harbor Center, and at Annapolis Maritime Museum by calling 410-295-0104.
Ms. Doyel interviewed more than 600 individuals and collected nearly 2,000 photographs as she compiled Over the Bridge to tell the story of the places and events that have defined Eastport for over three centuries. She profiles many of its memorable personalities including the beloved waterman Cap’n Herbie Sadler, civic leader and businessman George Davis, and the midwife Annie Hanson Christensen.
Ginger Doyel received a B.A. in Leadership Studies from the University of Richmond in 2001. She is the award-winning author of Annapolis Vignettes (2005), Gone to Market: The Annapolis Market House, 1698-2005 (2005), The Annapolitan Club: A Tradition of Hospitality since 1897 (2006), and Annapolis from Past to Present, a history column published by the Capital from 2002 through 2006. She is a fourth generation Annapolitan and lives in Annapolis near her family.
The Boatyard Bar & Grill is located in the Eastport neighborhood of Annapolis on the corner of 4th Street and Severn Avenue. For more information, see the Museum web site at amaritime.org.
Fact sheet: Over the Bridge: A History of Eastport at Annapolis
Author: Ginger M. Doyel
Designer: Gerard A. Valerio
Publisher: Annapolis Maritime Museum
Printer: Whitmore Group
Available: September 2008
To order: Available at Hard Bean Coffee & Booksellers in Annapolis and through the Annapolis Maritime Museum (P.O. Box 3088, Annapolis, Maryland, 21403; 410.295.0104; www.amaritime.org). For a complete schedule of book-related events please visit the Museum’s website or www.gingerdoyel.com.
Details: Hardback, 368 pages (including an 8-page double-sided gatefold), 713 duotone photographs and other images, estimated cost $54.95