Images From The Sea Glass Issue — March-April 2020

Tilghman Island, MD

Photo by Jay Fleming

Dawn awakens this popular peninsula island as the tides of the Chesapeake Bay come ashore — but sea glass hunter Mary McCarthy won’t let that deter her from finding new treasures.
Her quest for colorful discoveries continues on Page 92 of this issue.

Chesapeake Bay, MD & VA

Photo by Jay Fleming

Treasures come in many shapes and sizes — evident through this collection of artifacts discovered by watermen working in the Chesapeake Bay. Featured in Jay Fleming’s book Working The Water, among them are included a Baltimore City Police pin, animal bones, hunting arrows, currency, smoking pipes and even a license plate from Potomac, MD.

Tilghman Island, MD

Photo by Jay Fleming

The Knapps Narrows Bridge connects the Shore to Tilghman Island. Initially known as Great Choptank Island, the island was purchased by Matthew Tilghman’s family in 1752 and has been known as Tilghman Island ever since. Tilghman, the head of the Maryland delegation to the Continental Congress, was elected to the Maryland State Senate in 1776 — serving as its president from 1780 until his retirement from public life in 1783.