The last house on Holland Island, a once-thriving fishing community, has fallen, the Chesapeake Bay Foundation says.
Photos from the organization show the delapidated house crumpled amid the bay waters, chimneys gone and sides collapsed. Water reached to the second floor of the house.
The foundation says strong winds over the weekend brought down the house on the lower Eastern Shore island north of Crisfield.
"The last time I saw the house, it was perched on kind of a brick pier, and water was washing underneath," said Donald Baugh, the bay foundation's vice president for education. "We knew its time was coming."