An eloquent record of island life off the coast of Virginia a century ago, when hunters and watermen harvested the riches in marsh and shoal and sportsmen came to fish the sea and relax on the beaches. This handsome book captures the spirit of those days. Curtis Badger and Rich Kellam conducted exhaustive research, interviewed descendants of old islanders, and collected over 300 photographs to tell the story of the generations who lived, worked, and played on the Barrier Islands.
Curtis Badger is a freelance writer and photographer. He lives on the South Branch of the Onancock Creek in Virginia. Rick Kellam is a captain in the Virginia Marine Resources Commission. He is a descendant of the Barrier Islands inhabitants.