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CROCHERON, MD - OCTOBER 21, 2010. The last house on Holland Island, a large Chesapeake Bay island that was reduced to one house by erosion. The house toppled over in a storm earlier this week. 360 people lived on Holland Island which gradually succumbed to nature and is now completely submerges by water during high tide. The first settlements began during the last decades of the 1600s. The last residents of Holland Island, that was once five miles long, fled in 1922. Several general stores were built on the island as well as a grade school, a church, and a post office. A full-time doctor and minister also lived on Holland Island which had a thriving fleet of workboats, including schooners and 55 skipjacks. (Photo by ASTRID RIECKEN For The Washington Post)
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CROCHERON, MD - OCTOBER 21, 2010. The last house on Holland Island, a large Chesapeake Bay island that was reduced to one house by erosion. The house toppled over in a storm earlier this week. 360 people lived on Holland Island which gradually succumbed to nature and is now completely submerges by water during high tide. The first settlements began during the last decades of the 1600s. The last residents of Holland Island, that was once five miles long, fled in 1922. Several general stores...
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