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Michael Morgan

  • Bethany Beach Books 99 Garfield Parkway Bethany Beach, DE, 19930 United States (map)

Meet Michael Morgan, author of Bethany Beach: A Brief History, Civil War Delaware, Hidden History of Lewes, and many others. His most recent book is Deadly Storms of the Delmarva Coast

Deadly Storms of the Delmarva Coast

Coastal Delaware, Maryland and Virginia have always been vulnerable to the power of storms. In the early nineteenth century, storm-driven shipwrecks led to the construction of the Delaware breakwater. In 1933, a storm created an inlet on the south edge of Ocean City and changed the character of the Maryland resort. The Ash Wednesday nor'easter of 1962 devastated oceanfront communities, led to the creation of beach replenishment projects that pushed the ocean back from the new multimillion-dollar buildings that sat on the sand and spurred the creation of Assateague Island National Seashore. Michael Morgan narrates the stories of these storms and reminds us of the power of wind and water.


About Michael

A retired history teacher, Michael Morgan has been writing free-lance newspaper articles on the history of southern Delaware and the mid-Atlantic region for over three decades. He is the author of the “Delaware Diary,” which appears weekly in the Delaware Coast Press and the “Sussex Journal,” which is a weekly feature of The Wave. Morgan has also published articles in The Baltimore Sun, Maryland Magazine, Chesapeake Bay Magazine, Civil War Times, World War II Magazine, America’s Civil War and other national publications. He is the author of Pirates and Patriots, Tales of the Delaware Coast, Rehoboth Beach, A History of Sand and Surf, Bethany Beach, A Brief History, Ocean City, Going Down the Ocean, and Civil War Delaware. Morgan’s look at history is marked by a lively, storytelling style that has made his writing and lectures popular.

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