Even though St. Mary's is the first settlement in Maryland the settling of Smith Island speaks better to the heritage of the future of the link between Maryland and crabs. The island sits in the middle of the Chesapeake Bay about a 45 minute boat trip from Crisfield.
Settled by Englishman from Virginia in the 1650's the island was not conducive to farming or raising livestock as in Virginia. But the fishing and crabbing potential was soon recognized and the settling of the island by waterman soon followed.
Appropriate music video with our heat this weekend. And the best song from the Brian Wilson and the Beach Boys.