Lisa Masson’s captivating photos and Patricia Dempsey’s narrative of Annapolis tell the story of this extraordinary city, from its watermen and workboats to what is considered the largest, most stunning array of Georgian homes in the country. There’s more: City Dock festivals, scenic offshore lighthouses, classic sailboats at the National Sailing Hall of Fame pier, and the Chesapeake Bay and U.S. Naval Academy seen from a Cessna-150. Photographer Lisa Masson and author Patricia Dempsey share how it feels to live local— and stroll Annapolis’ intimate brick-lined streets, historic gardens and mansions, savor fresh seafood on the docks, and cruise the Bay to see Wednesday Night racers unfurl their spinnakers. Annapolis is known for its lively social, maritime, and political life, and its State House once served the nation. It hosts international tall ships and classic boats from the storied yacht yards of Eastport, and its boat shows, sailing championships, and historic landmarks attract visitors from around the world.