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Threatened Chesapeake Bay Island Recognized

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Aerial view of Tangier Island. (Photo: WBOC Chopper 16) Aerial view of Tangier Island. (Photo: WBOC Chopper 16)

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - The Chesapeake Bay's Tangier Island is headed to the state's catalog of historic places and a likely spot on the National Register of Historic Places.

Proponents of the designations are hopeful the recognition will raise awareness of the remote, low-lying fishing outpost and the threats it faces from rising bay waters and fierce storms.

The designations also make loans available for damage caused by Hurricane Sandy and for historic preservation tax credits, among other benefits.

The 1,001-acre Tangier Island Historic District was approved Thursday for a listing on the Virginia Landmarks Registry. The entry now goes on to the National Park Service for consideration for the National Register. The district consists of the entire island, save for the airport.

 

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