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Photo of the cover of Jim Millard's new book- The Secrets of Crab Island

The cover of Jim Millard's important book on historic Crab Island

"...a superb job of documenting the history of Crab Island. Secrets of Crab Island has made a significant contribution
to the public awareness of this important historic site."

Dr. Russell P. Bellico— Historian/Author- "Sails and Steam in the Mountains: A Maritime and Military History of
Lake George and Lake Champlain"

First Print Edition.
ISBN: 0-9749854-0-6 Perfect bound paperback
95 photos, maps, and illustrations, with lots of new images and information.

Great news! Secrets of Crab Island will be back in print any day now!
Be sure to check and your local bookstore
If it's not there... ask for it!

The long-awaited first print edition of Jim Millard's popular "The Secrets of Crab Island". A must for students of the early history of the Republic. Featuring almost 100 photos, maps and illustrations; this important book details the fascinating history of the important Lake Champlain transportation corridor as seen through the history of Crab Island. Discover the remarkable story of this tiny island (and Lake Champlain itself) from prehistoric times until today. Learn about the continuing efforts of modern-day patriots as they work for the preservation and recognition of this small, but significant limestone island in Plattsburgh, New York's Cumberland Bay. Foreword, Index, and Select Bibliography included. 


Can I see what the book looks like?

Yes! We have provided sample pages for you to see. Simply click on the links below to view .pdf versions of select pages from "The Secrets of Crab Island". Right-click and choose SAVE TARGET AS if you want to download the pages to your computer. You will need the free Acrobat Reader installed (most computers already have it).

You can get the free Adobe Reader here if you need it.

Sample Pages

Table of Contents (25k)
Page 39 (with map 222k)
Page 42 (sample photo page 445k)
Page 93 (Bibliography 31k)
Page 97 (Index 25k)


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