Smith Island: A True Island Community in the Heart of the Chesapeake Bay


Discover Smith Island

Enjoy the Island from Afar...


An Island Out of Time, Tom Horton, Norton Publishing

"A knowledgeable portrayal of a unique island community in a time of change, told in the voice of its residents and Tom Horton's masterful prose. Must reading for all who are interested in the Chesapeake Bay and its watermen."
—William Warner, author of Beautiful Swimmers

The Workboats of Smith Island, Paula Johnson, The Johns Hopkins University Press

Smith Island Photo Journal
, Janet Kuhn

Book: Smith Island life and history in text and photographyThis 30 page photo/journal booklet describes island life and history in narrative and exquisite photography. A great overview to prepare for your trip; as well as a keepsake souvenir afterwards. Photographic prints also available at



David Harp Photography
David Harp
309 Glenburn Ave., Cambridge, MD 21613

David Harp's photography captures the Chesapeake Bay, its wildlife and its watermen. His photographs are featured in Water's Way and The Great Marsh.
Visit to see more of Dave's images.


Smith Island Art
Janet Huhn
1000 N. Schumaker Dr., Salisbury, MD 21804

Smith Island booklet, postcards, prints, canvas art, etc. available for sale.
By appointment. Located near Ward Museum in Salisbury. Janet's island pictures are also for sale on the island and at

Book: Smith Island life and history in text and photography

View of boat on the bay.
Photo by David Harp Photography

Sunset on Smith Island.
Photo by Smith Island Art