Tangier Island lies in the heart of the Chesapeake Bay which is 92 miles (148km) southeast of Washington, Electricity. This small chunk of ground is barely above sea level which is 500 people are fighting due to its survival.
First settled in 1686, the region sometimes had over 1,200 people and through the War of 1812 it offered just like a staging area for British soldiers.
Now fishing restrictions, erosion and rising sea levels have brought to a lot of the youthful people from the tightly knit community trying to find options elsewhere.
The BBC’s Franz Strasser visited Tangier Island to look for the way the rest of the islanders coping a tough future.