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Where Menhaden Was King, The Lewes Fishing Industry 1883-1966

Where Menhaden was King chronicles the Menhaden enterprise in Lewes which reached its height in the 1950s with landings of more than 200 million pounds of fish annually and led to Lewes laying its claim as the number one fishing port in the county. 

The Author, Thomas Elton Brown Ph.D. Brown had a thirty-year career at the National Archives. He was appointed to the Delaware Heritage Commission, 2013-2021, and volunteered as a docent, processing archivist, and researcher for the Lewes Historical Society, where he served as a trustee from 2011-2017.  

Cost - $19.95
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Jacob Jones A Boy’s Life in Lewes During the American Revolution

This book is a supplement to the exhibition honoring Jacob Jones and his naval career in the Ryves Holt House Museum, the house in which Jacob Jones spent his boyhood during the Revolutionary War.  The book imagines what Jacob’s boyhood might have been like and it promises to inspire young readers to realize, like Jacob Jones, that their dreams can come true.

The Author, William Manthorpe is a retired captain who spent forty years in the U.S. Navy.  Bill Meehan, Lewes Historical Society Publications Editor contributed to the Jacob Jones Story, and the book’s illustrations are provided by Randi Meredith.

Cost - $9.95
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