Holland Island Chesapeake Bay Md

Holland Island was originally settled in the 1600s, taking its name from early colonist Daniel Holland, the original purchaser of the property from the Dorchester County Sheriff. By 1850, the first community of fishing and farming families developed on the island. By 1910, the island had about 360 residents, making it one of the largest inhabited islands in the Chesapeake Bay. The island community had 70 homes, stores and other buildings. It had its own post office, a two-room school with two teachers, a church, baseball team, community center, and a doctor. The islanders supported themselves mainly by dredging for oysters, fishing for shad and crabbing. Their fleet of workboats included 41 skipjacks, 10 schooners and 36 bugeyes, some of which were built on the island.



Deserted Places Holland Island in the Chesapeake Bay


Deserted Places Holland Island in the Chesapeake Bay

Deserted Places Holland Island in the Chesapeake Bay


Deserted Places Holland Island in the Chesapeake Bay

Deserted Places Holland Island in the Chesapeake Bay


Deserted Places Holland Island in the Chesapeake Bay

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Deserted Places March 2014

Deserted Places Holland Island in the Chesapeake Bay


Deserted Places Holland Island in the Chesapeake Bay

Deserted Places Holland Island in the Chesapeake Bay


Deserted Places Holland Island in the Chesapeake Bay

Deserted Places Holland Island in the Chesapeake Bay


Deserted Places Holland Island in the Chesapeake Bay

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Places Holland Island Chesapeake Bay Maryland Crash

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Maryland39s Underwater Island Is Truly Heartbreaking

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The Last House on Holland Island

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221 best Seaside Living images on Pinterest Nantucket

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Holland Island Toddville Maryland Atlas Obscura

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Holland Island The Island That Sank into Chesapeake Bay

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Holland Island Home In Maryland39s Chesapeake Bay

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Holland Island was a marshy isle once inhabited by the

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The Last House on Holland Island Sometimes Interesting

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Deserted Places Holland Island in the Chesapeake Bay

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12 Forgotten But Stunning Places From The Past

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Holland Island was a marshy isle once inhabited by the

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Holland Island USA Mondi che si disfano Pinterest

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17 Best images about Holland Island Chesapeake Bay on

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The Last House on Holland Island Amusing Planet

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Top 15 beautiful abandoned places around the world

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The Last House on Holland Island

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Deserted Places Holland Island in the Chesapeake Bay

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