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Old 07-12-2009, 10:08 AM
 
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anyone live or visited smith island?
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Old 07-12-2009, 11:01 AM
 
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Visited there twice. Why do you ask?
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Old 07-13-2009, 08:18 AM
 
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buckeye
interested in buying a house in tylerton or ewell.looking for a quiet place to get away for a few months a year
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Old 07-13-2009, 01:56 PM
 
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I have visited a couple times. It's a very nice place but very remote so you should be prepared for that. No hospital the last time I was there, they boat or fly you to the mainland for that. It's pretty touristy in the summer months, they run boat tours to the island as well as nearby Tangier. About a 45 minute ride out, from what I remember although I have never taken the tourist boat.

That being said, it's a lovely place and definitely "quiet"...
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Old 07-13-2009, 05:59 PM
 
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There are books about Smith Island that can tell you more than I can. I went there with my nursing class to do a health fair. Two people showed up. . . or was it only one?. . . I wanted to "grow up" and be a nurse practitioner on the island, but that didn't pan out. Like you, Smith Island strikes my fancy. I think Smith Islanders are probably tolerant of strangers in their midst as long as you don't try to belong. . .they were polite but distant to us students.
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Old 05-05-2013, 08:26 PM
 
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sad news about smith island:

http://www.delmarvanow.com/article/2...nds-set-island

it's a VERY quiet place but the community and unique culture there is amazing. it would really be a shame if that ceased to exist.
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Old 05-06-2013, 03:55 AM
 
Location: Mount Airy, Maryland
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sad news about smith island:

http://www.delmarvanow.com/article/2...nds-set-island

it's a VERY quiet place but the community and unique culture there is amazing. it would really be a shame if that ceased to exist.

That is terribly unfair. Hurricanes hit Wilmington NC all the time. Do they refuse funds for residents there unless they move?
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Old 05-06-2013, 08:43 AM
 
Location: Baltimore / Montgomery County, MD
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I went on a high school trip to Tylerton in 2006. Its EXTREMELY remote from the outside world and country isn't even the word.
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Old 05-06-2013, 12:30 PM
 
Location: Sneads Ferry, NC
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That is terribly unfair. Hurricanes hit Wilmington NC all the time. Do they refuse funds for residents there unless they move?
No, but then Wilmington is not sinking into the water. I think it would be a waste of tax-payer money to try to elevate every house on Smith Island.
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Old 05-07-2013, 01:47 PM
 
Location: Mount Airy, Maryland
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No, but then Wilmington is not sinking into the water. I think it would be a waste of tax-payer money to try to elevate every house on Smith Island.
Yeah good point. I missed the part about paying to raise the homes.
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