Monthly Archives: March 2008

Smith Island: A Multi-Layered Layercake

Ewell, Smith Island, MD (SB)

At the very southern edge of Maryland’s waters in the Chesapeake Bay is Smith Island — one of only two inhabited watermen-community islands left on the bay (Tangier Island, VA, just to the south, is the other). As crabbing and fishing decline, the remaining residents of Smith Island are fighting for economic survival.

This article in SailingBeat describes the importance of Smith Island Layercakes to an historic  and threatened community.