Tangier Island, Virginia

We spent the last week soaking up tiny Tangier Island. Tangier was one of the last territories held by the British in the 1700's and residents speak with a unique accent that is rooted in the Cornish accents of those British settlers. The Island has a population of just a few hundred people, many of whom are fifth generation crab fishermen, called watermen. Residents move around town on golf carts and mopeds, and only one restaurant is open in the off season.

To learn more about the challenges Tangier faces, including erosion and sea level rise, as well as changes in fishing regulations, check out the other post about Tangier, Crabbing on Tangier Island.