The Tidal Press was owned and operated by Charles E. Wadsworth (1917-2002) and his wife Jean G. Howard (1921-2001), and was located in Cranberry Isles, Maine. The couple began printing books, pamphlets, and broadsides in 1977.
Charles E. Wadsworth, poet, author, and artist, was born in New Jersey in 1917. After high school he studied at The Art Student's League and The American People's School, both in New York City. His work is represented in many museums and private collections.
Jean G. Howard, an artist and author, was born in Boston in 1921.