CROCHERON, MD – OCTOBER 21, 2010. Stephen White, who made restoring Holland Island his life’s work, at his home in Wenona, MD, and the last house on Holland Island, a large Chesapeake Bay island that was reduced to one house by erosion. The last house toppled over in a storm earlier this week. 360 people lived on Holland Island which gradually succumbed to nature and is now completely submerges wy water during high tide. The last residents of Holland Island, that was once five miles long, fled in 1922. (Photo by ASTRID RIECKEN For The Washington Post)