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On the Potomac River By Douglas E. Campbell, Thomas B. Sherman
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The Potomac River meanders in its 383-mile journey past natural settings of the forests, rocks and falls (Great Falls, Little Falls, Three Sisters Rocks, Mather Gorge), the convergence of other... More > rivers into the Potomac (the Shenandoah River at Harpers Ferry, the Eastern Branch of the Potomac at Washington, D.C., now called Anacostia River) and the architecture of man-made points of interest (Mount Vernon, the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, Harper’s Ferry, Fort Washington). Douglas Campbell (writer) and Thomas Sherman (artist) followed the entire length of the winding Potomac through its four distinct geographical areas: the Appalachian highlands of the westernmost portion of Maryland and the northern portion of West Virginia, Maryland’s Cumberland Valley (called Shenandoah Valley in Virginia), the rolling Piedmont country beyond the Catocin mountains and the brackish Tidewater area where the waters become affected by the tidal pulls of the sun and moon.< Less
On the Potomac River By Douglas E. Campbell, Thomas B. Sherman
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The Potomac River meanders in its 383-mile journey past natural settings of the forests, rocks and falls (Great Falls, Little Falls, Three Sisters Rocks, Mather Gorge), the convergence of other... More > rivers into the Potomac (the Shenandoah River at Harpers Ferry, the Eastern Branch of the Potomac at Washington, D.C., now called Anacostia River) and the architecture of man-made points of interest (Mount Vernon, the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, Harper’s Ferry, Fort Washington). Douglas Campbell (writer) and Thomas Sherman (artist) followed the entire length of the winding Potomac through its four distinct geographical areas: the Appalachian highlands of the westernmost portion of Maryland and the northern portion of West Virginia, Maryland’s Cumberland Valley (called Shenandoah Valley in Virginia), the rolling Piedmont country beyond the Catocin mountains and the brackish Tidewater area where the waters become affected by the tidal pulls of the sun and moon.< Less
On the Potomac River Calendar 2015 By Thomas Sherman, Douglas Campbell
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A sampling of watercolor paintings from Thomas B. Sherman depicting various scenes along the Potomac River. The complete set of paintings has been published in a 180-page book entitled "On the... More > Potomac River" by Douglas E. Campbell and Thomas B. Sherman. The book takes the reader from the very origins of the river at a place called The Fairfax Stone, down its 383-mile journey (including past Washington DC) all the way to Smith Point Lighthouse where the Potomac flows into the Chesapeake Bay. The calendar makes a nice addition to the book.< Less
The Potomac River at Shepherdstown, West Virginia By Sam Loomis
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Photographs taken of the Potomac River area of Shepherdstown, WV.
Wildlife Photography On The Potomac 2014 By UncleRob Schmeelcke
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Wildlife Photography On The Potomac. Witness the natural diversity of the Potomac River of Virginia & Maryland where Bald Eagles, Hawks, Falcons, Owls and wild deer thrive through the lens of... More > former military journalist Rob Schmeelcke. www.facebook.com/awesomeospreys< Less
AIR CRASH INVESTIGATIONS DEATH IN THE POTOMAC The Crash of Air Florida Flight 90 By George Cramoisi, Editor
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On January 13, 1982, Air Florida Flight 90, a Boeing 737-222, was a scheduled flight to Fort Lauderdale, Florida, from Washington National Airport, Washington, D.C. There were 74 passengers and 5... More > crewmembers on board. The flight was delayed about 1 hour 45 minutes due to a moderate to heavy snowfall. Shortly after takeoff the aircraft crashed at 1601 e.s.t. into the 14th Street Bridge over the Potomac River and plunged into the ice-covered river, 0.75 nmi from the departure end of runway 36. Four passengers and one crewmember survived the crash. Four persons in the vehicles on the bridge were killed; four were injured. The National Transportation Safety Board determines that the probable cause of this accident was the flightcrew’s failure to use engine anti-ice during ground operation and takeoff, and to take off with snow/ice on the airfoil surfaces of the aircraft. Contributing to the accident were the ground delay between de-icing and takeoff clearance.< Less
Air Crash Investigations - Death in the Potomac - The Crash of Air Florida Flight 90 By George Cramoisi, Editor
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On January 13, 1982, Air Florida Flight 90, a Boeing 737-222, was a scheduled flight to Fort Lauderdale, Florida, from Washington National Airport, Washington, D.C. There were 74 passengers and 5... More > crewmembers on board. The flight was delayed about 1 hour 45 minutes due to a moderate to heavy snowfall. Shortly after takeoff the aircraft crashed at 1601 e.s.t. into the 14th Street Bridge over the Potomac River and plunged into the ice-covered river, 0.75 nmi from the departure end of runway 36. Four passengers and one crewmember survived the crash. Four persons in the vehicles on the bridge were killed; four were injured. The National Transportation Safety Board determines that the probable cause of this accident was the flightcrew’s failure to use engine anti-ice during ground operation and takeoff, and to take off with snow/ice on the airfoil surfaces of the aircraft. Contributing to the accident were the ground delay between de-icing and takeoff clearance.< Less
Harpers Ferry in Watercolor By Kris Parins
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Kris Parins was artist-in-residence at Harpers Ferry Historical Park in October of 2003. During that month, she created 18 watercolor paintings inspired by the natural and historic surroundings. This... More > full-color 2011 calendar reproduces 12 of those works and communicates the beauty of the place where the Shenandoah and Potomac Rivers join together.< Less
Heading Home By John Malone
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A fast-moving tale of life on the river... This is the story of Tom and Roxa Malone, who lived and loved in the Ohio River Valley many years ago. The story starts as the Confederate Army crosses the... More > Potomac in September, 1862, invading the North. Tom tries to run away from his strict Irish immigrant parents to enlist in the Pennsylvania Volunteers but is rejected because he is too young and receives a beating when he returns home to his parents. Two years later he finally breaks away from his overbearing parents and goes to work as a deckhand on the towboat Shark, beginning a series of adventures and narrow escapes in both war and peace. The annual rise and fall of the Ohio River begins to dominate Tom's life as he searches for his dream, finding happiness at last with his beloved Roxa. But he is not yet free of the bonds that still tie him to his family and to his Catholic faith... Based on a true story, this little book is full of fascinating real-life characters, traditions, places and events.< Less
A Winter in the South By
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Curious little anonymous work describing the journey of a family from the North through Virginia in November 1856. Highlights are travel by train, packet-boat down the Potomac, and James River and... More > Kanawha Canal. Visits to Richmond, Lynchburg, Christiansburg, Abingdon and Saltville, Virginia.< Less