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Published: 2013/10/07
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Published: 2016/10/09
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Lovell's Island 2011
Published: 2011/07/12
Channel: Josette Lusk
2016-06-29 CAMPING LOVELL
2016-06-29 CAMPING LOVELL'S ISLAND
Published: 2016/07/04
Channel: Jennifer O
Lovell Island 60FPS Drone Footage  1080p
Lovell Island 60FPS Drone Footage 1080p
Published: 2017/06/19
Channel: Brendan Forti
Lovell
Lovell's Island
Published: 2010/07/28
Channel: plantwagon
NNHS Oceanography--Lovell
NNHS Oceanography--Lovell's Island
Published: 2007/10/23
Channel: MrWinkles
"Lovell Island"
"Lovell Island"
Published: 2009/01/12
Channel: Eskimo Lapin
Lovells Island Bioblitz with E.O. Wilson and Brian Farrell
Lovells Island Bioblitz with E.O. Wilson and Brian Farrell
Published: 2009/05/18
Channel: Bostonharborislands
Karli leaping off lovell
Karli leaping off lovell's island walkway
Published: 2016/09/08
Channel: movari
2016 06 30 LOVING LOVELLS ISLAND
2016 06 30 LOVING LOVELLS ISLAND
Published: 2017/07/04
Channel: Jennifer O
Camping on Peddocks (Ep:2 of A Look into Peddocks Island)
Camping on Peddocks (Ep:2 of A Look into Peddocks Island)
Published: 2014/07/02
Channel: HullTVTube
Trip to George
Trip to George's Island (Part 1)
Published: 2010/07/12
Channel: Peter Kingman
Ouigi & PG on Lovells Island
Ouigi & PG on Lovells Island
Published: 2010/05/15
Channel: Jessica Krywosa
OBM - Island - Lovells Island
OBM - Island - Lovells Island
Published: 2017/01/27
Channel: Our Best Moments
The History of the Boston Harbor Islands: Peddocks Island and Fort Andrews
The History of the Boston Harbor Islands: Peddocks Island and Fort Andrews
Published: 2013/10/06
Channel: UMass Boston
Drone View over Peddocks Island
Drone View over Peddocks Island
Published: 2017/01/01
Channel: Mike Cheney
Lovell Island 30FPS 4K Drone Footage
Lovell Island 30FPS 4K Drone Footage
Published: 2017/06/18
Channel: Brendan Forti
New England Boating TV: Boston Islands
New England Boating TV: Boston Islands
Published: 2016/12/20
Channel: NewEnglandBoating
Ouigi & PG on Lovells Island 2
Ouigi & PG on Lovells Island 2
Published: 2010/05/15
Channel: Jessica Krywosa
OBM - Beach - Lovells Island
OBM - Beach - Lovells Island
Published: 2017/01/21
Channel: Our Best Moments
Lovell
Lovell's Lane
Published: 2015/08/05
Channel: Andre Beriau
USS Constitution from Lovell
USS Constitution from Lovell's Island, 2012
Published: 2012/08/20
Channel: Ponkapoag
Saturday on Grape Island
Saturday on Grape Island
Published: 2010/07/31
Channel: gobikey
Yurt #3 Peddocks Island Camp Site Boston Harbor
Yurt #3 Peddocks Island Camp Site Boston Harbor
Published: 2014/08/29
Channel: Vinny Vecchione
Lovells from georges
Lovells from georges
Published: 2010/07/19
Channel: nerussell
Georges Island - BOSTON MA
Georges Island - BOSTON MA
Published: 2015/07/17
Channel: Drone in the Sky
Suzanne Makes Coffee
Suzanne Makes Coffee
Published: 2009/06/11
Channel: Bostonharborislands
Top 12 Boston Harbor Islands by JoGuru
Top 12 Boston Harbor Islands by JoGuru
Published: 2013/05/22
Channel: Dong Shao
Passing through The Narrows
Passing through The Narrows
Published: 2006/07/25
Channel: Johnny Panic
A History of Spectacle Island
A History of Spectacle Island
Published: 2012/11/27
Channel: Bostonharborislands
Big Waves in the Outer Bewsters of Boston Harbor
Big Waves in the Outer Bewsters of Boston Harbor
Published: 2017/09/08
Channel: Trebor Naganalf
Boston Harbor National Rec. Area - Epic Kayaking (Vlog)
Boston Harbor National Rec. Area - Epic Kayaking (Vlog)
Published: 2016/10/07
Channel: Americas Parks
Small Craft Warning in a Washington County Peapod Boston Harbor Islands
Small Craft Warning in a Washington County Peapod Boston Harbor Islands
Published: 2010/09/23
Channel: mattbilley
Harbor island memories.wmv
Harbor island memories.wmv
Published: 2011/09/19
Channel: Patriot Ledger
East Coast
East Coast
Published: 2017/08/22
Channel: Emma Bright
Sailings in Kingdom of DeMolay - Boston Harbor Islands
Sailings in Kingdom of DeMolay - Boston Harbor Islands
Published: 2013/05/08
Channel: Seabreeze Services
TRAPPIN IN PARADISE 15
TRAPPIN IN PARADISE 15
Published: 2017/06/30
Channel: Smooth S o u n d s
Helping Hammers: Peddocks Island Chapel Restoration
Helping Hammers: Peddocks Island Chapel Restoration
Published: 2015/01/30
Channel: NERCC
A deer on Grape Island, Boston Harbor Islands
A deer on Grape Island, Boston Harbor Islands
Published: 2011/07/02
Channel: SoFallsWichitaFalls
SAII KAY x LOVELL x OZLAM - Tok Out Stret [PNG Solomon Island Music]
SAII KAY x LOVELL x OZLAM - Tok Out Stret [PNG Solomon Island Music]
Published: 2017/07/05
Channel: Aurély Kûawa
Peddock Island
Peddock Island
Published: 2012/08/06
Channel: Artists For Humanity Studio for Video & Motion
Jaro Local, Lovell and Dr. Wiz - Sky Fall (Island Vibe Rythm)
Jaro Local, Lovell and Dr. Wiz - Sky Fall (Island Vibe Rythm)
Published: 2017/03/30
Channel: Island Vibes
Lovell X O FouR X Ozlam - Dance Floor [solomon island music][2017]
Lovell X O FouR X Ozlam - Dance Floor [solomon island music][2017]
Published: 2017/06/15
Channel: AffardIzee Fam'z
Lovell - Screamin
Lovell - Screamin' Island (Digitalism x Pendulum x Ummet Ozcan, W&W x will.i.am, Britney Spears)
Published: 2013/06/05
Channel: Lovell
Benjamin goes to Spectacle Island - Boston Harbor 2009
Benjamin goes to Spectacle Island - Boston Harbor 2009
Published: 2009/08/16
Channel: Serafin Sanchez
WANKERS!
WANKERS!
Published: 2008/08/27
Channel: xambaa
Songbird At My Window - Lorna Lovell
Songbird At My Window - Lorna Lovell
Published: 2017/08/13
Channel: Lorna Webb
Grape Island
Grape Island
Published: 2016/07/23
Channel: Reese Williams
What to do on Peddocks Island (Ep: 3 of A Look into Peddocks)
What to do on Peddocks Island (Ep: 3 of A Look into Peddocks)
Published: 2014/07/04
Channel: HullTVTube
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Lovells Island sign on the dock.
Lovells Island as viewed from Fort Warren on Georges Island.
Battery Williams on Lovell's Island.
Lover's Rock, where two colonial-era shipwreck victims died during a snowstorm.

Lovells Island, or Lovell's Island, is a 62-acre (250,000 m2) island in the Boston Harbor Islands National Recreation Area, in Massachusetts. The island is across The Narrows from Georges Island and some 7 miles (11 km) offshore of downtown Boston. It is named after Captain William Lovell, who was an early settler of nearby Dorchester. The island is known as the site of several shipwrecks, including the 74-gun French warship Magnifique in 1782.[1]

In December 1786, a passenger boat carrying 13 people crashed off the shore of Lovells Island. Coming from Damariscotta, Maine, and destined for the Boston Harbor, the boat sank within swimming distance to the Harbor, and all aboard made it to shore.[2] Without shelter or warmth and in the midst of a blizzard, 11 of the victims froze to death.[2] One man, Theodore Kingsbury, made it through the night and was taken to the hospital in the morning where he was pronounced dead.[3] Two of the victims aboard the ship, a Miss Sylvia Knapp and her fiancé (name unknown),[4] were said to be found holding on to each other for warmth on top of a boulder, now dubbed "Lovers Rock".[2] The Humane Society of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts constructed lifesaving huts in November 1787 around the harbor and the coast of Massachusetts, one on Lovells Island.[5]

Lovells Island has had a succession of owners. In 1767, the town of Charlestown deeded the island to Elisha Leavitt Jr. of Hingham, Massachusetts, an infamous Tory who also owned Grape Island, where Leavitt later invited British forces to help themselves to his hay until they were chased off by patriots. Leavitt's payment for Lovells Island was set aside to pay for the town's school.[6]

Lovells Island was used by Native Americans for fishing, gardening and trading. Later uses included harvesting the island's timber, as a fishing station, as a residence for the keepers of Boston Light, and as a rabbit run. Once the home of the Lovells Island Range Lights, the island was a buoy tending station in the early 20th century and was fortified before and during World War I, with remains of Fort Standish, active 1902-1946, still visible.[7]

Much of the vegetation on the islands results from an attempt in the 1930s by the Civilian Conservation Corps to reestablish a natural forest on the island, although this was largely cleared when the fort was reactivated during World War II. Left to recover after the war, the island's plant life now includes remnant patches of stands of poplar, pine and spruce, together with successional species such as staghorn sumac, black cherry, chokecherry, apple, and gray birch. Common shrubs include bayberry, beach plum, raspberry, Virginia rose and saltspray rose.[8]

Today, Lovells Island is a popular camping island, with picnic areas and walking trails through its dunes and woods, together with a non-supervised swimming beach. On weekends and summer weekdays, it is served by a shuttle boat to and from Georges Island, connecting there with ferries to Boston and Quincy.[7][9]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Islands You Can Visit - Lovells Island". Boston Harbor Islands Partnership. Retrieved July 29, 2006. 
  2. ^ a b c https://archive.org/stream/kingshandbookofb00swee#page/188/mode/2up King's Handbook of the Boston Harbor Islands 1882
  3. ^ "Death Notice", "The Salem Mercury" Salem, MA, 30 December 1786, page 3.
  4. ^ "Boston, December 22", "The Salem Mercury" Salem, MA, 23 December 1786, page 3.
  5. ^ "For the Relief and Preservation of Shipwrecked Seamen", "The Salem Mercury" Salem, MA, 27 November 1787, page 4
  6. ^ The Memorial History of Boston, Justin Winsor, James R. Osgood & Co., Boston, 1881
  7. ^ a b "Islands You Can Visit - Lovells Island". Boston Harbor Islands Partnership. Retrieved July 29, 2006. 
  8. ^ "Lovells Island Factsheet". Boston Harbor Islands Partnership. Archived from the original on June 27, 2006. Retrieved August 11, 2006. 
  9. ^ "Boston Harbor Islands Ferry Schedule" (PDF). National Park Service. Retrieved August 5, 2007. 

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