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Tangier Island: At a visitor’s glance

TANGIER, Va. — Tangier Island, Virginia … Population: 460 (and shrinking).

The island is vanishing, but the reason why depends on who you ask. The fact remains: It could become uninhabitable in as little as 25 years.

In a five-part podcast series, WTOP reporter Michelle Basch travels to Tangier to meet the people who call it home and find out what’s really happening.

The gallery below shows Tangier at a visitor’s glance: how to get there, where to stay and what you may see as a tourist.

Listen to the podcasts on our website or on iTunes and Podcast One.




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