Vanishing Ocean City With Bunk Mann

Vanishing 8-23

This aerial photo taken several days after the creation of the Inlet in August 1933 shows the separation between Ocean City and Assateague Island.
Landmarks such as the State Roads Bridge and the partially destroyed railroad bridge to its immediate south can clearly be seen as well as the Fishing Pier jutting out into the ocean at Wicomico Street. North Division Street is the diagonal street to the left of center where today the Route 50 bridge enters town. Most of the bayside is undeveloped and St. Louis Avenue end at 1st Street in this historical photo.
The Inlet has widened considerably in the past 80 years while the Assateague shoreline has eroded and drifted westward. The creation of the Inlet was one of the most important events in the history of Ocean City.
Photo courtesy Travis Langworthy

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