These Rare Images Of Maryland’s Abandoned Holland Island Are Both Beautiful And Eerie
Have you heard of Holland Island? This Chesapeake Bay island was once the home of watermen, farmers, and their families in the 1800s to early 1900s. As erosion took over the land, all of the inhabitants were eventually forced to move, mostly to the nearby town of Crisfield and Deal Island. Although it’s abandoned today, you can still spot remnants of life.
Recently we featured drone footage over this now abandoned area, but today, we’re getting a more up-close view of what remains. Check out the fascinating photos below.
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Jamie Alvarenga is a writer, editor, and social media manager for Only In Your State.
She spends her time chasing around a curious toddler and going on coffee-fueled adventures throughout Maryland. Contact: [email protected]
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