This place is on private property. Listing for informational purposes only. Please do not visit without express permission from the land owner. Holland Island is a marshy, rapidly eroding island in the Chesapeake Bay, in Dorchester County, Maryland, west of Salisbury, USA. The island was once inhabited by watermen and farmers, but has since been abandoned. It is located in the Holland Strait, between Bloodsworth Island and Smith Island, six miles west of Wenona, Maryland. Holland Island was…
Holland Island is located in the Chesapeake Bay in Holland Strait, between Bloodsworth Island and Smith Island, six miles west of Wenona, Maryland. The island was once about five miles long and one and a half miles wide, and inhabited by watermen and farmers in a thriving fishing community. But over the decades, rising Bay waters and natural sinking of the land ate away at the island until it was nothing but a blotch of land in the sea. The last house collapse in October 2010.
How to Spend Saturday Afternoon on Solomons Island, Maryland - PullOverAndLetMeOut.Com
Solomons Island, Maryland is a charming waterfront town ideal for a weekend getaway or Saturday excursion. Situated at the southernmost point of Calvert County where the Patuxent River joins the Chesapeake Bay, it's about an hour and a half away from Washington, DC. #PullOverAndLetMeOut #SolomonsIsland #Maryland #southernMaryland #CalvertCounty #ChesapeakeBay #Riverwalk #historic #travel #maritime #lighthouse
The Flood Next Time (Published 2014)
The last house on Holland Island in Chesapeake Bay, which once had a population of almost 400, finally toppled in October 2010. As the water rose and the island eroded, it had to be abandoned. The Flood Next Time | New York Times
To Gwynn's Island NA-3 | Marker History
To Gwynn's Island - Two miles east is Toddsbury, home of the Todd family, built in 1722. Farther east, in Mathews County, are the old homes, Green Plains, Auburn, and Midlothian. Some miles beyond them is Gwynn's Island, where General Andrew Lewis drove the last royal governor, Lord Dunmore, from Virginia soil, July, 1776. NA-3
15 Best Day Trips from Washington DC - The Crazy Tourist
As one of the most important cities in the world Washington DC has a wealth of history and culture to explore. Home to the White House, Capitol Hill and the ... Read more15 Best Day Trips from Washington DC
11 Charming Small Towns You Need to Explore On Your Next Chesapeake Bay Vacation
Does your idea of exploring the bay involve walking cobblestone streets and soaking up the local vibe in a coffee shop or waterfront bar? Here are the best places to go.
Vanished Chesapeake Islands
Exclusivity defines the Maryland shoreline: large homes with gazebos and private beaches, quaint towns chockablock with designer handbags and chic dresses, restaurants serving $25 crab cake dinners. Less seen are the tight-knit African-American communities that have endured since slavery. They are off the main roads. They are lower to the ground - often on land they got because few others wanted it. Vulnerable to both rising waters and declining populations, they struggle for resources to…
The Story Behind Maryland's Underwater Island Is Truly Heartbreaking
You'll be blown away by the story of an underwater island in Maryland, which is now a sad reminder of the fate of the Chesapeake.
15 Best Things to Do on Chesapeake Bay
Home to wildlife, wineries, oysters and history, this 200-mile-long estuary along the coasts of Maryland and Virginia—the largest in North America—boasts plenty to do on the water and along its wild shoreline. Put these 15 favorites at the top of your next Chesapeake itinerary.
Preservation of New Point Comfort Lighthouse moving toward second phase
Contractors finished work last week on a 7-by-15-foot pier that will allow officials to continue work to preserve the centuries old beacon. The pier is not open to the public, but will be used to get designers and contractors onto the island to examine the structure.