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The Shore Story

From the beginning, One Hundred Shores has approached the shore differently.  It's an interconnectedness and an individuality. An effort built around connecting people to the Chesapeake watershed, while giving back something in exchange for your support of the health and culture of our bay.

The One Hundred Shores initiative is unfolding across shorelines up and down the entire Chesapeake. It starts by collecting water and collecting stories from each location.  The water from each Chesapeake shore is used to dye handmade, socially-engaged shirts.  Each shirt illustrates a map of the watershed and the GPS coordinates where the shirt is made.  

The stories from each shore connect to recurring themes documenting the life and resilience of the Chesapeake.  With 11,000 miles of shoreline, and 19M residents in the Chesapeake estuary, these stories hardly scratch the surface.  

Reserve a 2023 Shirt

Each shirt made from Chesapeake Bay Water

Keep reading for hints on the 2023 shirt locations

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Shores Visited

(We actually hit a few extra) 


Hand-dyed, socially-engaged shirt wearers in 2022


Readers of the Shore Stories Newsetter

Infinite Possibilities for the future

The 2023 Edition of One Hundred Shores

Over the course of 2022, hundreds of different potential shorelines were researched in order to construct a narrative across the estuary which connected to ten different themes.  This year, we'll be honing in on just one of those themes.  


Landmarks, 2023

Landmarks are more than just monuments or geographical features – they are symbols that evoke strong emotions and powerful memories. For many, landmarks across the Chesapeake are our symbols of home. Crossing the bay bridge back from the beach, we think "won't be long now."

Or, just as likely, landmarks represent memories of our own journeys with family and friends. They become reminders of places across the bay - a marker of where we landed that 44" striper- and the people with whom we’ve shared experiences.

Landmarks across the Chesapeake are both man-made and natural wonders. But beyond resonating with us personally, these shorelines are symbols of our place in the watershed throughout time. 

Landmarks- Where We're Going

You can bet these lighthouses will make the list.  Sign up for updates below.  

36° 55’ 32” N  76° 00’ 29” W

Cape Henry Lighthouse

Marking the Southern entrance to the Chesapeake and commissioned by George Washington himself, Cape Henry actually hosts two lighthouses side by side.  

38° 53’ 56” N  76° 26’ 09” W

Thomas Point Shoal Light

One of the most iconic lighthouses of the Chesapeake, sporting the screwpile style common in the shallow waters of the Bay.  

39° 17’ 01” N  76° 16’ 03” W

Pooles Island Lighthouse

A secluded lighthouse on a far out island, with rumored active munitions scattered on the shore? Let's go!

Where We've Been

Read some of the stories from the Shore Stories newsletter


Beneath the Surface- Shore Stories Newsletter

Unique stories from a creative lens, delivered to your mailbox twice a month

Sign up to receive the Shore Stories bi-monthly newsletter, and get a downloadable 8x10 printable image from the shore.  Bi-monthly newsletter may also include occasional promotions and information from my studio.

Stay tuned for the latest!

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