Specifications Edition of 23
4-1/2" x 10-1/2" Closed - 10 laser print drawings with hand cut cover
Music CD - Jewell case with photos - Three original compositions, Total Time 54 min.
Color Photographs - Thomas Parker Williams
Black & White Pinhole Photograph - Mary Agnes Williams
Copies are in private collections
Free Library of Philadelphia Print and Picture Collection
Smith Island, MD sits twelve miles from shore in
the middle of the Chesapeake Bay.
Two converted fishing boats ferry visitors and residents between
the mainland and three tiny island towns.
For generations, the close-knit families on the island have made their
living from the Bay, and, although there are worrisome changes
(the village of Tylerton now has only 59 year-round residents),
Smith Island is still an active waterman community.
So the hard work on the Chesapeake continues, and with it,
the sounds of boats, buoys, and fog horns make music with the ducks
and the birds and the wind and the water -
the natural sounds of the Bay and marshlands.
Sunrise over the marsh