Built in 1888, this Victorian home has braved the elements and fought sea level rise on Holland Island in Chesapeake Bay for well over a century. Despite best efforts to save the house and protect the island, the rising waters of the Bay would overcome both and erase them from the map. The house collapsed in 2010.
Change is Here Built in 1888, this Victorian home has braved the elements and fought sea level rise on Holland Island in Chesapeake Bay for well over a century. Despite best efforts to save the house and protect the island, the rising waters of the Bay would overcome both and erase them from the map. The house collapsed in 2010. © Jay Fleming

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