The history, geography, and people of the North Shore come to life in this easy-reading book of over 35 stories about the region northeast of Boston and south of New Hampshire, including many lesser-known, but charming, inlets, placid pools, and stirring basins. Read about one of the strongest earthquakes on the East Coast, centered just off Cape Ann, which few people know about. Join a British nobleman and a Marblehead barmaid on their extraordinary life adventure after being united during an earthquake. Learn about "Brown's Folly" in Danvers as written by Nathaniel Hawthorne. Meet the Derby family, important in the shipping industry, and Eleo Sears, the Gold Coast's golden sportswoman and far ahead of her time. Also find Salem's witchcraft trials, the East India Trade, the retreat of the British when they came to search for arms, the contributions of Thomas Watson, and more. These are the stories that make the North Shore fascinating!