Chesapeake Bay’s Vanishing Island

Just like Spry’s Island, Holland, Sharps and Great Cove, other largely forgotten Chesapeake islands. Just like the hundreds of bay islands that have vanished in decades and centuries past. Amid the slow, dispassionate grind of erosion, Tangier would’ve realistically gone within 100 years, maybe 200. But now, in a diabolical marriage of climate-accelerated sea-level rise and the existing erosion, Tangier is dissolving exponentially faster.

-REI Staff, Uncommon Path, Fall 2019


Posted: November 5, 2019



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