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The Eastern Shore is a penninsula approximately 35 miles wide and 150 miles in length with an uneven shoreline. On the east coast there are numerous islands that continue the length of the penninsula. The most well know of these islands are Chincoteaque and Assateaque, made famous by the yearly pony roundup. On the west shore ther are numerous coves small bayswhich affords natural protection from eastern storms.
The first landing was made in 1603 and by 1614 a permanent settlement was established. Today some residents can still trace their origins back to the the first settlers. Today there are approxamately 46,000 permanent residents living on the peninsula.
The main land has a highway running from north to south with small towns along and bordering this route.
EASTERN SHORE MAP