The town of Holland Island was once a thriving fishing village off the coast in the Chesapeake Bay. In the early 1900’s, the island contained 70 homes, local convenience stores, and other buildings.
Now, due to a combination of factors including sea-level rise, coastal erosion, and settling bedrock from the ice age, the town has been completely submerged beneath the waters. This poignant series of photographs, show the process of the last remaining house on the island, slowly disappearing into the ocean. This is a story about the island that sank.