Chesapeake Bay Week

An Island Out of Time

Special | 25m 2s | Video has closed captioning.

This documentary about Smith Island features Mary Ada and Dwight Marshall whose lives personify the Chesapeake Bay’s seafood-harvesting culture and history, and their four children who chose to break with that tradition. Like Tom Horton's 1996 book, the film is both a celebration and elegy for a place beset with erosion, dwindling population and vanishing economic opportunities.

Aired: 04/23/19

Expired: 04/24/21

Rating: NR

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Chesapeake Bay Week is a local public television program presented by MPT.