References for Kentmorr and the Chesapeake Bay
Nothing is Impossible, The Adventures and Inventions of Nathan "Bill"
Morris by Annette Morris Lerner, 1993: A portrait of Bill
Morris, founder of Kentmorr Airpark, the Kentmorr marina and restaurant, and
the Bay Bridge airport and marina.
Blue Skies, The Further Adventures of Nathan "Bill" Morris
by Annette Morris Lerner and Jack King, 2000: The continuing story of Bill
Kent Island: The Land That Once Was Eden
by Janet Freedman, Maryland Historical Society, 2002: A nostalgic book about
the changes on Kent Island. It starts with the Native American Matapeake Indians
and works its way through Baltimore's great fire and the construction of the
Bay Bridge. It describes the natural resources, economy, and community values
of early Kent Island and the changes that have occurred in the last few decades.
Aloft: A Celebration of Aviators, Airfields, and Aerospace by the Maryland Historical Trust, 2004: An inventory of 125 sites associated
with Maryland aviation, complete with oral histories of fifteen aviation contributors.
Maryland has a rich aerospace history, starting with the Wright Brothers’ flights
at College Park Airport, the great Baltimore Aero Meet of 1910, the Schneider
Cup races of 1925, the aviation industry’s dynamic growth during World War II,
and the development of manned spaceflight at Goddard Space Flight Center.
Chesapeake by James Michener, Fawcett
Books, 1978: A tale of the people, places, and cultures of the Chesapeake Bay,
from 1583 to 1978. The book follows several fictional families that were instrumental
in settling and developing the Eastern Shore, starting with the first settlers
who discovered an untouched landscape full of abundant wildlife.
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