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Chesapeake Islands!

  • By Kathleen Gaskell on March 01, 2010
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Tangier Island (Dave Harp) Smith Island (Dave Harp)

Two of the most well-known islands in the Chesapeake Bay are Smith and Tangier. Can you match up these islands with their descriptions?

1.This is the only permanently inhabited Maryland island that is not connected to the mainland by a bridge or causeway (raised road above water or marshes).

2. A long time ago, all of the islands in Virginia's part of the Chesapeake Bay were once known by this name.

3. Although this island shares its name with a famous Chesapeake explorer, it is actually named for a man who received a land grant of 1,000 acres on the island in 1679.

4. This "island" is actually many small islands connected by bridges that cross over small tidal streams or marshes.


1. Smith
2. Tangier
3. Smith (Henry)
4. Tangier

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Kathleen A. Gaskell, the layout & design editor for the Bay Journal, has been involved with several environmental programs for children.

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