The Bloody Point Mary


Murderous pirates? Indian massacres? Battles over land? There are many tall tales about how Bloody Point, the southernmost tip of Kent Island, got its name. Shaun and I both grew up in the Kent Island area and over the years we have heard nearly a dozen different stories about how the name came to be.

Sunday morning we were reminiscing about past fishing adventures and the ones that ‘got away’. One of our best fishing spots, ironically, is off of Bloody Point. We got into a debate about the origin of the name and which of the centuries-old stories was most accurate. There’s the tale of the pirate that was hung for murdering three crew members, the story of colonists massacring an Indian tribe, and the account of a fierce battle between landowners that ended in bloodshed.