The communities of Chance, Deal Island, and Wenona are typical of the local fishing villages that have dominated Marylandís Eastern Shore for over 200 years. Oystering in the winter and crabbing in the summer have provided the mainstay for the fisheries in this part of the Chesapeake Bay. You pass through Deal island as you go through Chance on e the way to Wenona. Casual travelers usually do not even know they have passed through Chance and Deal island until they get to Wenona, which is the end of the road.
Even in these small villages, however, progress makes changes. Until the early 1980's this crab shanty and pier was a picturesque reminder of the long fishing heritage of these communities. Today it has been replaced with a much more stable and durable concrete pier.