MS. REBECCA SHEIR
And now, our weekly trip around the region. On today's "Door to Door," we'll visit two of Maryland's Chesapeake Bay communities. Kent Island and the place where we began today's show, Solomons Island.
MS. ANITA SHEPHERD
My name is Anita Shepherd. I live on Solomons Island, Maryland. Solomons Island is located at the southern tip of Calvert County, which is a peninsula located between the Patuxent River and the Chesapeake Bay. Solomons Island was basically established as a community in 1865, when Isaac Solomon purchased land. He came from Baltimore. He established a cannery, and then it became a fishing village -- an oyster village. It became a post office from the United States Postal Service in 1870.
MS. ANITA SHEPHERD
We have immensely, fantastically gorgeous sunsets here, which my grandchildren love to point out to me. Let's watch the sunset. We watch people drive by, pull over their cars and get out and take pictures of the sunset. We have gorgeous fogs. We love watching the oystermen in the wintertime, and this winter, for the first time in many, many, many years, we even had ice flows on the river. It is a walking community. It is a very small population. The island itself -- under 100 people live on the island. It's a place where everyone knows your name.
MR. WILLIAM ERICSON DENNY III
My name is William Ericson Denny III. My age is 81, and I live in Stevensville, Maryland, which is located on Kent Island. Kent Island is located in the Chesapeake Bay at the foot of the Chesapeake Bay Bridge. It would be the first English settlement in Maryland, settled by William Claiborne in 1634. The island is actually named by William Claiborne, who settled here, and he actually called it the isle of Kent, because he came from Kent, England.
MR. WILLIAM ERICSON DENNY III
There's actually a lot of history here. Some people love that. Other people are more interested in going swimming at Ocean City or Rehobeth, but you can do the same thing right here on Kent Island. In the wintertime, you have a lot of geese, Canadian geese, a lot of snow geese. And they stay here all winter and go back when the temperature changes. You're looking at a changing part of nature, and that's what makes it so beautiful, because your pictures of Kent Island change every hour or every half hour. And to me, that's wonderful.
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