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My River Speaks: The History and Lore of the Magothy River is the first and only book detailing the history of the Magothy River. It reflects anecdotal and archival research on the history, geography, and lore of the Magothy. The once “forgotten river” of the Chesapeake now speaks.
The author, Marianne Taylor, has lived along the banks of the Magothy River for more than 30 years. In the midst of her 22-year career as an English teacher, she served as a docent for the Baltimore Museum of Art. It was there she discovered her passion for history.
News Release:Â Magothy Riverâ€™s Secrets Unraveled in Second Edition.Â Lovers of the Magothy River have spoken. By popular demand, author Marianne Taylor and publisher Bay Media, Inc. have released a second edition ofÂ My River Speaks.Â Local writer Marianne Taylor, moved by a passion for uncovering the layers of history and love of the Magothy River, carefully unravels its secrets inÂ My River Speaks. The second edition contains an elaborate index, helpful for research purposes.