SMITH ISLAND, Md. —In recent years, it's been called the disappearing island, but for centuries in Maryland it's been a staple.
Scientists said rising sea levels and coastal erosion are putting Smith Island at risk of sinking into the bay, but that's not how residents see it.
There is work being done to keep the island community alive for centuries to come.
People approaching Smith Island off the southern tip of Maryland can almost feel the tradition that's existed for over 400 years. The goal on the island is to make sure it's around 400 years from now.
"Been here all my life, except going away for school and things like that," said Jennifer Dize, with Harbor Side restaurant.