Although the house was one of the first homes constructed on Chincoteague Island in 1800, and the story begins then, the work to bring the house back from the brink of dilapidation began in earnest in 2009

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This small house speaks volumes about the beginnings of our nation. Scandinavians who sailed across the Atlantic in 1638 were the first to bring this log building technique to the New World.  Other groups followed...Germans, Irish, English, Dutch...to the Delaware Bay area.  This style of building was quickly adopted by most because it meant men could build a house with only hand tools.  In whatever direction the new immigrants set out, the log building followed.  No surprise that in the latter part of the 1700’s, the early settlers on Chincoteague Island built log homes.  This barrier island and one of its first houses would come to share a rich history.


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