Giovani de Verannzo, a Florentine explorer, landed in the approximate area of what is now Chincoteague Bay.
Initial plans were for the 50 acres to be called Arcadia to be developed as the city of Baltimore.
It was to be a harbor port located on Indian River in what is now Delaware. The history of Worcester County is full of territorial changes dating back more than 400 years.
Born a few years after the American Revolution, the county at one time belonged both to Delaware, and to Somerset County, Maryland.
The program pumped tons of sand from offshore and deposited it onto the beach.