Eastport Elementary School

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My own Skipjack!

I recently visited students at Eastport Elementary School in Annapolis, Maryland for their “Reading Under the Stars night. Special thanks to Kristin Blundell for making it a great visit! I read from my book Olly’s Explores 7 Wonders of the Chesapeake Bay and the children made their own Skipjacks!

Skipjacks were originally built by oystermen over 100 years ago to dredge for oysters on the Chesapeake Bay. Some of these historical boats still sail today!

Olly Explores 7 Wonders of the Chesapeake Bay is a great introduction to some of the natural and historical sights along the Chesapeake Bay. Written from an oyster’s-eye view, all of the sights can be seen from the water.

The Chesapeake Bay area is so rich in both natural and cultural history, and this book highlights just a handful of what our region has to offer. Sights explored in the book include the Chesapeake Bay Bridge and the Chesapeake Bay Bridge-Tunnel, the Great Blue Heron, the Calvert Cliffs, the Cape Henry Lighthouses, the Choptank River Bridge and Pier, and a Maryland skipjack.

Olly Explores 7 Wonders of the Chesapeake Bay is available for purchase through your local Independent bookstore, or through online stores, such as Amazon.com.

Here is the book trailer for a peek inside the book.

About Elaine Ann Allen

I'm a mom. I'm a writer. I love the great outdoors. Have a look around my website for writing tips, fun craft ideas and a recipe or two.

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