Discover how tiny Ocean City has overcame obstacle after obstacle and matured into the jewel of Maryland's shore.
Ocean City, Maryland's own seaside resort, has become so popular that it is almost too small - five square miles - to hold all its tourists. The last few decades have brought tremendous growth to the area in the form of both population and development. Bridges and tunnels have been built, high-rise hotels and condominiums have grown up, and amusements of all kinds have become available to the summertime crowds. In this second volume of Ocean City, images of beach life from the late 1940s to the present day capture the spirit of this popular vacation spot. From funnel cakes to Ferris wheels and deep-sea fishing to seasonal festivals, Ocean City, now a year-round retreat, has offered millions of visitors an endless variety of entertainment. Having survived destruction caused by storms, problems associated with the real estate boom, and the overwhelming surge of visitors who each summer crowd the boardwalk and Coastal Highway, this "small" town has become the place to be on Maryland's shore.
About the Author
Authors and local historians Nan DeVincent-Hayes, Ph.D., and John E. Jacob have compiled a fascinating collection of images and detailed historical captions that document the dramatic changes Ocean City has undergone in the last half of the twentieth century. A wonderful visual retrospective of this unique town's heritage, Ocean City, Volume II will be a treasured memento for year-round residents and visitors alike.