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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.

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ROOM 526 Click for high resolution cover
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NEW FOR 2016!!

ROOM 526

A Cold War novel written by a 40-year veteran of clandestine service, a story  as close to fact as security rules permit.  

Paper, 6" x 9", 272 pages
Order # ISBN 978-0-9965235-1-6

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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.

Order # ISBN 978-0-615-71849-1
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Hardcover, 75 8½" x 11" pages with portraits from the National Portrait Gallery and other illustrations from historic sources.


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HEAD O' STEAM
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Head o' Steam
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"
Order # ISBN 978-0-615-57350-2
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BRUNSWICK MEMORIES
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The Low Country
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"
Order # ISBN 978-0-615-41413-3

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BRUNSWICK MEMORIES
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Brunswick: A Book of Memories

"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"
Order # ISBN 978-0-615-32305-3
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RUNNING THE RIVER
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NEW !!!! Now in hardback.

The Second Edition of
Running the River: Poleboats, Steamboats & Timber Rafts on the Altamaha, Ocmulgee, Oconee & Ohoopee
By Carlton A. Morrison with introduction by Delma E. Presley
Revised to include more maps, illustrations and river lore.

Hard cover (casebound), 8½" x 11", 210 pages
Order # ISBN 978-0-9965235-2-3
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"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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