fun: Solomons or Sandy Island MD - 09/11/11 09:09 AM
A picturesque island town nestled in the joining of the Patuxent River and Chesapeake Bay. Sandy Island is what Solomons was called pre-civil war and it came to life with the oyster industry. Isaac Solomon was an oyster packer from Baltimore and he bought the island to build a cannery. He had a marine railway, shipyard and wharf.
In the 1920's the oyster and local fish production had dramatically declined and Solomons became the peaceful, isolated little island again. In 1978 the Governor Thomas Johnson Bridge  across the Patuxent River was opened and connected Calvert and St. Mary's counties.
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