The Saltmarsh Press was established on St. Simons Island by the late Victor Howard, Ph.D., and his wife Margaret Birney upon Dr. Howard’s retirement from Michigan State where, in addition to research and teaching, he was involved in the university press. That was in 1999. Now, after more than 16 years, The Saltmarsh Press carries on—as an independent publisher of , primarily, local and regional history.
NEW FOR 2016!!
Paper, 6" x 9", 272 pages
Frederica: The Man Behind the Name
by Edwin H. Ginn and Mike Morrison
Frederica, the name Oglethorpe gave, in 1736, to a fort on St. Simons Island, is now the most common placename on the island. Who was Frederica? Not a woman, as might be supposed. Frederica is Frederick feminized. Frederick, Prince of Wales in this case. Son of King George II, father of King George III. When Oglethorpe decided to feminize the name, he had a precedent. He and his fellow Trustees had already feminized the King's name when they named their colony Georgia.
This book tells the life story of Frederick who, though he died at an early age, left an enduring legacy.
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Hardcover, 75 8½" x 11" pages with portraits from the National Portrait Gallery and other illustrations from historic sources.
By Roy M. McGregor
"....I then thrust my head out the cab window to enjoy the thrilling, captivating sound coming from the stack of an 1800 running with the throttle wide-open. The sound from the stack is an esoteric language between a steam engine and the engineer running her. When an engineer hears and understands the subtleties of this language, he can get the fastest speed and the greatest efficiency from an engine. Some engineers could hear it, some never did...."
---Roy M. McGregor
Hard cover (casebound). 113 pages, 5½" x 8½"
Text and illustrations by Mallory Pearce.
Foreword by Janisse Ray.
A naturalist's field guide to the coastal habitats of Georgia, the Carolinas, and north Florida, illustrating the common plants and animals of the beaches, dunes, marshes, swamps and forests.
Paper, 240 pages, 5½" by 8½"
Price is $24.95 plus $3.95 s/h. Click here to order.
"I drove into Brunswick for the first time in February 1996 and was immediately drawn to the tattered elegance of the downtown.... I continued on to the residential neighborhoods in the south end and saw beside and beneath the massive canopies of ancient Live Oaks grand Victorian homes beside Craftsman bungalows beside WWII era brick homes adjacent to classsic southern shotguns. In a slightly jumbled and oddly appealing way I was getting a 25 mph rolling snapshot of the history of a community.
"This came to a sudden end when I had to stop for a tree in the street. Not a tree laying in the street, but quietly growing in the street.... I was of course intrigued by a community that would unceremoniously let trees reside in the streets, as there were many others all around town. At that moment I knew I really liked Brunswick....I wanted to live in Brunswick...."
— Bryan Thompson, Mayor of Brunswick
Hard cover (casebound), 180 pp., 7" x 10"
NEW !!!! Now in hardback.
Hard cover (casebound), 8½" x 11", 210 pages
"a major contribution to Georgia history"...Edward J.Cashin, Director of the Center for the Study of Georgia History at Augusta State University.
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