History of Tilghman Island

Tilghman, Maryland

Centrally located in the Chesapeake Bay region, Tilghman Island & Wittman, MD can trace its commercial fishing roots back to the 1800’s. Life on Tilghman Island & Wittman during that time centered largely on the water and the land. Commercial Fishing and farming were the two main ways of life and has continued as such for many years. Wittman Wharf Seafood is now in the old Ray Jones seafood processing plant.