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Roughing it on Great Brewster Island
Roughing it on Great Brewster Island
Published: 2009/07/14
Channel: Harvard University
Great Brewster Island, Boston, MA
Great Brewster Island, Boston, MA
Published: 2013/05/10
Channel: massgal16
Roughing it on Great Brewster Island
Roughing it on Great Brewster Island
Published: 2011/06/21
Channel: Harvard University
Boston Light from Great Brewster Island
Boston Light from Great Brewster Island
Published: 2015/10/01
Channel: kkillerrogg
Boston harbor abandoned outer Brewster island Boston harbor
Boston harbor abandoned outer Brewster island Boston harbor
Published: 2012/06/09
Channel: Evgeni Agureev
Great Brewster 360
Great Brewster 360
Published: 2012/07/23
Channel: nerussell
Inside Boston Light, Little Brewster Island, Boston Harbor
Inside Boston Light, Little Brewster Island, Boston Harbor
Published: 2008/08/10
Channel: tjmaher11
Little Brewster Island Boston MA
Little Brewster Island Boston MA
Published: 2014/04/26
Channel: Eduardo De la Paz
Afternoon at Mants Landing in Brewster
Afternoon at Mants Landing in Brewster
Published: 2016/01/07
Channel: capecast
Boston Lighthouse, Little Brewster Island
Boston Lighthouse, Little Brewster Island
Published: 2010/12/06
Channel: Mitch Rudnick
PAPA LANDS A BASS AT GREATER BREWSTER ISLAND
PAPA LANDS A BASS AT GREATER BREWSTER ISLAND
Published: 2014/07/07
Channel: flylikabird
Leaving Little Brewster Island
Leaving Little Brewster Island
Published: 2008/08/10
Channel: tjmaher11
Paines Creek in Brewster MA. Kayak Adventure.
Paines Creek in Brewster MA. Kayak Adventure.
Published: 2014/09/26
Channel: CapeCodTrainTodd
Ruffian runs across the Outer Brewster Islands
Ruffian runs across the Outer Brewster Islands
Published: 2008/01/01
Channel: vmsully
Boston Light on Little Brewster Island
Boston Light on Little Brewster Island
Published: 2010/07/18
Channel: Mitch Rudnick
Great Brewster to Lovells
Great Brewster to Lovells
Published: 2017/10/09
Channel: Trebor Naganalf
Brewster, Cape Cod Bay Aerial (4k Video)
Brewster, Cape Cod Bay Aerial (4k Video)
Published: 2015/11/19
Channel: Christopher Seufert
Boston Harbor Rigid Inflatable Boat (RIB) Tour (Little Brewster Island)
Boston Harbor Rigid Inflatable Boat (RIB) Tour (Little Brewster Island)
Published: 2010/12/07
Channel: bridgeandtunnelclub
Little Brewster Island
Little Brewster Island
Published: 2011/07/16
Channel: gvmiii
Eli Da Great - BREWSTER
Eli Da Great - BREWSTER's Pit (B.O.B.)
Published: 2011/12/01
Channel: elidagreatmusic
Island Properties Sales Listing: 16 Brewster Road - Monomoy, Nantucket, MA
Island Properties Sales Listing: 16 Brewster Road - Monomoy, Nantucket, MA
Published: 2016/07/19
Channel: Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Island Properties
Brewster, Cape Cod Flats at Low Tide : 4k Drone Video
Brewster, Cape Cod Flats at Low Tide : 4k Drone Video
Published: 2016/07/14
Channel: Christopher Seufert
Approaching Little Brewster Island
Approaching Little Brewster Island
Published: 2007/08/04
Channel: Patrick Nightrane
Little Brewster Island
Little Brewster Island
Published: 2007/08/04
Channel: Patrick Nightrane
Catch Carri Interviews The Keeper Of Boston Light
Catch Carri Interviews The Keeper Of Boston Light
Published: 2013/08/28
Channel: Carri Wilbanks
NZ South Island - Brewster Expedition
NZ South Island - Brewster Expedition
Published: 2017/03/20
Channel: Tanguy
Sunset aquapalooza July 16th- peddocks island
Sunset aquapalooza July 16th- peddocks island
Published: 2011/07/17
Channel: Pmack11111
Calf Island, Boston Harbor
Calf Island, Boston Harbor
Published: 2013/05/10
Channel: massgal16
Island Properties Sales Listing: 46 Brewster Road - Monomoy, Nantucket, MA
Island Properties Sales Listing: 46 Brewster Road - Monomoy, Nantucket, MA
Published: 2016/06/23
Channel: Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Island Properties
Brewster - Orleans / Cape Cod, Massachusetts
Brewster - Orleans / Cape Cod, Massachusetts
Published: 2015/01/04
Channel: Rodrigo & Livia
The Rusty Underside of the Long Island Bridge - Boston Harbor
The Rusty Underside of the Long Island Bridge - Boston Harbor
Published: 2014/05/17
Channel: Trebor Naganalf
Island Ambassador
Island Ambassador
Published: 2009/05/18
Channel: Bostonharborislands
Brewster Sockeye Feat. Frank
Brewster Sockeye Feat. Frank's Fly Box
Published: 2015/07/08
Channel: Zack McGlothern
Kayaking in the Brewsters
Kayaking in the Brewsters
Published: 2014/10/13
Channel: jw's ocean stuff
Meet The Lighthouse Families Of Boston Harbor, Yesterday And Today
Meet The Lighthouse Families Of Boston Harbor, Yesterday And Today
Published: 2016/10/17
Channel: WGBHForum
Constitution Marina Approach From Boston Harbor Islands
Constitution Marina Approach From Boston Harbor Islands
Published: 2015/07/15
Channel: Constitution Marina
From Gotham to isolated, code & debt-free West Texas estate
From Gotham to isolated, code & debt-free West Texas estate
Published: 2014/11/17
Channel: Kirsten Dirksen
Generations 1891 -1940  Living on the Islands of Boston Harbor - 60 sec
Generations 1891 -1940 Living on the Islands of Boston Harbor - 60 sec
Published: 2012/08/17
Channel: AuthorHouse Publishing
William Murphy - Everlasting God (Audio)
William Murphy - Everlasting God (Audio)
Published: 2016/05/20
Channel: WilliamMurphyVEVO
Boston Harbor rainsford Island 360 degree pan
Boston Harbor rainsford Island 360 degree pan
Published: 2016/07/04
Channel: Craig Brotsky
Body Armor - Fortress Design - Belgian Armoured Car Division I OUT OF THE TRENCHES
Body Armor - Fortress Design - Belgian Armoured Car Division I OUT OF THE TRENCHES
Published: 2016/04/25
Channel: The Great War
BOSTON LIGHTHOUSE - MA
BOSTON LIGHTHOUSE - MA
Published: 2007/10/08
Channel: mylighthouses
Rainsford Island, Boston Harbor, 2012
Rainsford Island, Boston Harbor, 2012
Published: 2012/08/28
Channel: Brad Goodman
U.S.Forts - Fort Andrews, Peddock
U.S.Forts - Fort Andrews, Peddock's Island
Published: 2016/02/28
Channel: Ecstacy In Decay (Urbex etc.)
Generations 1891 -1940  Living on the Islands of Boston Harbor - 30 sec
Generations 1891 -1940 Living on the Islands of Boston Harbor - 30 sec
Published: 2012/08/17
Channel: AuthorHouse Publishing
Around Boston Light!
Around Boston Light!
Published: 2014/02/24
Channel: JanBlochPhotography
twin barges off calf island
twin barges off calf island
Published: 2013/07/21
Channel: Scubaman168
Dead Finback Whale Off Gallops Island
Dead Finback Whale Off Gallops Island
Published: 2012/10/09
Channel: Michael MacDonald
Native Americans and the Boston Harbor Islands
Native Americans and the Boston Harbor Islands
Published: 2014/05/06
Channel: WGBHForum
Hingham bay and South Boston Harbor, Drone Footage (Full Flight)
Hingham bay and South Boston Harbor, Drone Footage (Full Flight)
Published: 2016/01/07
Channel: Daily Drone FPV
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Great Brewster Island (left), Middle Brewster Island (left rear) and Little Brewster Island (right, with lighthouse) in Boston Harbor as viewed from Fort Warren on Georges Island.
Great Brewster Island viewed from Outer Brewster Island.
Looking north on Great Brewster Island.

Great Brewster Island is one of the outer islands in the Boston Harbor Islands National Recreation Area, situated some 9 miles (14 km) offshore of downtown Boston. The island has a permanent size of 18 acres (73,000 m2), plus an intertidal zone of a further 49 acres (200,000 m2). Unlike the other outer islands, which are low-lying outcroppings of bedrock, Great Brewster is a drumlin which reaches a height of over 100 feet (30 m) above sea level. It has vegetation cover consisting of Apple Trees, Pear Trees, Sumac, Beach Roses, Grasses and Common Reeds, together with a large Gull colony. The birds are aggressive during nesting season and access by humans, which is by private boat only, is discouraged during that time.[1]

Like the neighbouring islands of Little Brewster, Middle Brewster and Outer Brewster, Great Brewster Island is named after William Brewster, the first preacher and teacher for the Plymouth Colony. In 1891, in what was considered a radical action for the time, four women spent two weeks on the island and documented their visit.[2][3][4] More recently the island has been home to summer cottages for local families and for soldiers who manned an observation post as part of the Brewster Islands Military Reservation during World War II. The military post included 90 mm rapid-fire guns, searchlight stations, and a command post that aided in controlling the harbor’s minefield.[1][5][6]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Great Brewster Island Factsheet". Boston Harbor Islands Partnership. Archived from the original on June 27, 2006. Retrieved August 11, 2006. 
  2. ^ Schorow, Stephanie (2008). East of Boston: Notes from the Harbor Islands. Charleston, SC: The History Press. pp. 121–128. 
  3. ^ Helen Augusta Whittier Album. Cambridge, Massachusetts: Schlesinger Library, Radcliffe Institute, Harvard University. 1891. 
  4. ^ "The Helen Augusta Whittier Album". Schlesinger Library. Retrieved 2015-03-29. 
  5. ^ Great Brewster Island at www.NorthAmericanForts.com
  6. ^ Great Brewster Island at www.FortWiki.com

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