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Boston harbor abandoned outer Brewster island Boston harbor
Boston harbor abandoned outer Brewster island Boston harbor
Published: 2012/06/09
Channel: Evgeni Agureev
Ruffian runs across the Outer Brewster Islands
Ruffian runs across the Outer Brewster Islands
Published: 2008/01/01
Channel: vmsully
Roughing it on Great Brewster Island
Roughing it on Great Brewster Island
Published: 2009/07/14
Channel: Harvard University
America
America's First Lighthouse: Boston Light
Published: 2017/06/15
Channel: Luis Roman
Diving Little Brewster Island, Boston Harbor - Part 2
Diving Little Brewster Island, Boston Harbor - Part 2
Published: 2017/05/11
Channel: Olivia's Ghost
Great Brewster Island, Boston, MA
Great Brewster Island, Boston, MA
Published: 2013/05/10
Channel: massgal16
Approaching Little Brewster Island
Approaching Little Brewster Island
Published: 2007/08/04
Channel: Patrick Nightrane
Little Brewster Island Boston MA
Little Brewster Island Boston MA
Published: 2014/04/26
Channel: Eduardo De la Paz
Little Brewster Island
Little Brewster Island
Published: 2011/07/16
Channel: gvmiii
Boston Light on Little Brewster Island
Boston Light on Little Brewster Island
Published: 2010/07/18
Channel: Mitch Rudnick
WILGO BREWSTER ARTIST.wmv
WILGO BREWSTER ARTIST.wmv
Published: 2011/08/26
Channel: Wilgo Brewa
TQA trip to Boston
TQA trip to Boston
Published: 2014/08/01
Channel: AliceWinch
Island Ambassador
Island Ambassador
Published: 2009/05/18
Channel: Bostonharborislands
Dutch Brewster unit Singapore
Dutch Brewster unit Singapore
Published: 2010/01/02
Channel: NovaDXXI
U.S.Forts - Fort Andrews, Peddock
U.S.Forts - Fort Andrews, Peddock's Island
Published: 2016/02/28
Channel: Ecstacy In Decay (Urbex etc.)
Outer Island - A Visit
Outer Island - A Visit
Published: 2015/04/15
Channel: Virginia Baltay
Kayaking in the Brewsters
Kayaking in the Brewsters
Published: 2014/10/13
Channel: jw's ocean stuff
Peddock Island
Peddock Island
Published: 2012/08/06
Channel: Artists For Humanity Studio for Video & Motion
Boston Light from Great Brewster Island
Boston Light from Great Brewster Island
Published: 2015/10/01
Channel: kkillerrogg
GoPro: A Lobster
GoPro: A Lobster's View
Published: 2013/08/24
Channel: Amy Robinson Sterling
alien world underwater
alien world underwater
Published: 2013/08/24
Channel: Amy Robinson Sterling
Calf Pasture 2 39 miles offshore
Calf Pasture 2 39 miles offshore
Published: 2016/04/28
Channel: Tim Goodnow
PAPA LANDS A BASS AT GREATER BREWSTER ISLAND
PAPA LANDS A BASS AT GREATER BREWSTER ISLAND
Published: 2014/07/07
Channel: flylikabird
Treasure Island (Calf Island)
Treasure Island (Calf Island)
Published: 2016/06/27
Channel: Holy Waters
New book explores Boston Harbor Islands
New book explores Boston Harbor Islands
Published: 2007/12/14
Channel: Patriot Ledger
Great Brewster 360
Great Brewster 360
Published: 2012/07/23
Channel: nerussell
Anna Goes to Boston Harbor Island
Anna Goes to Boston Harbor Island
Published: 2007/08/10
Channel: johnbroes
Fort Andrews Rehabilitation: The beginning
Fort Andrews Rehabilitation: The beginning
Published: 2011/06/13
Channel: Bostonharborislands
twin barges off calf island
twin barges off calf island
Published: 2013/07/21
Channel: Scubaman168
Peddocks Island, Boston Harbor Islands
Peddocks Island, Boston Harbor Islands
Published: 2013/10/06
Channel: UMass Boston
Sunset aquapalooza July 16th- peddocks island
Sunset aquapalooza July 16th- peddocks island
Published: 2011/07/17
Channel: Pmack11111
Crossing Massachusetts Bay, entering the Outer Harbor
Crossing Massachusetts Bay, entering the Outer Harbor
Published: 2006/07/25
Channel: Johnny Panic
Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States
Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States
Published: 2013/06/19
Channel: Pietro Pecco
GoPro Kayaking Wipeout | Open Call Adventure
GoPro Kayaking Wipeout | Open Call Adventure
Published: 2013/08/25
Channel: Amy Robinson Sterling
Rainsford Island, Boston Harbor, 2012
Rainsford Island, Boston Harbor, 2012
Published: 2012/08/28
Channel: Brad Goodman
Calf Island, Boston Harbor
Calf Island, Boston Harbor
Published: 2013/05/10
Channel: massgal16
On the ferry to the Boston Harbor Islands
On the ferry to the Boston Harbor Islands
Published: 2008/09/02
Channel: Piqui Berrios
Nashawena Island, MA
Nashawena Island, MA
Published: 2014/10/22
Channel: Ben Sprayregen
Around Boston Light!
Around Boston Light!
Published: 2014/02/24
Channel: JanBlochPhotography
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
Dead Finback Whale Off Gallops Island
Dead Finback Whale Off Gallops Island
Published: 2012/10/09
Channel: Michael MacDonald
Exclusive: Peddocks Island final walkthrough, demolitions pending on Officers
Exclusive: Peddocks Island final walkthrough, demolitions pending on Officers' Row [KG Tour 004]
Published: 2011/10/13
Channel: KayaluGear
Naushon Island Drone Footage
Naushon Island Drone Footage
Published: 2014/07/20
Channel: Jon Castle
Spectacle Island, Boston Harbor Islands National Recreation Area, Boston, MA
Spectacle Island, Boston Harbor Islands National Recreation Area, Boston, MA
Published: 2013/05/17
Channel: samosetlbi
Thompson Island - 2012
Thompson Island - 2012
Published: 2012/08/16
Channel: David Jones
George
George's Island performance
Published: 2006/07/25
Channel: Tracy Rolling
Crazy by (Gnarls Barkerly) Performed by Brewster Hamilton & Mak Sisk.
Crazy by (Gnarls Barkerly) Performed by Brewster Hamilton & Mak Sisk.
Published: 2012/12/25
Channel: Brewster Hamilton
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
Arson fire destroys church in Brewster
Arson fire destroys church in Brewster
Published: 2012/11/30
Channel: The Boston Globe
View from Fort Warren
View from Fort Warren
Published: 2010/07/19
Channel: nerussell
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Outer Brewster Island, also known as Outward Island, is one of the outer islands in the Boston Harbor Islands National Recreation Area and is situated some 10 miles offshore of downtown Boston. The island has a permanent size of 20 acres, and consists of exposed bedrock covered by fertile soil bounded by a rocky shore with steep cliffs. It provides a nesting habitat for coastal water birds, including cormorants, gulls, common eider ducks, glossy ibis and American oystercatchers. The birds are aggressive during their nesting season and access by humans, which is by private boat only, is discouraged during this period.[1]

Outer Brewster Island.
Battery Jewell constructed during WW II.
Battery Jewell's #2 gun emplacement.

Like the neighboring islands of Great Brewster, Little Brewster and Middle Brewster, Outer Brewster Island is named after William Brewster, the first preacher and teacher for the Plymouth Colony. The relative barrenness and rocky shoreline of Outer Brewster has resulted in limited human usage. A granite quarry was operated on the island in the 19th century, and a coastal defense battery, known as Battery Jewell, was built on the island during World War II. Both are now disused and abandoned.[1]

In 1798 Nathaniel Austin bought Outer Brewster Island from David Wood for $400. Austin built an artificial harbor on the island and hoped to establish a profitable quarry. He built the house at 27 Harvard Square and 92 Main Street in Charlestown from stone mined on Outer Brewster.[2]

The island was acquired by the US government from a private owner in 1913. Its primary use was in World War II as part of the Brewster Islands Military Reservation for a long-range 6-inch gun battery, named Battery Jewell and completed in 1943 along with a radar station. The island was abandoned by the Army in 1947 and subsequently sold to a private owner, becoming a state park in 1973.[3][4]

In 2005, Virginia energy company AES Energy proposed placing a liquified natural gas terminal on the island. Political opposition from environmental, recreational and boating interests succeeded in preventing the proposal from moving forward.[5]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Outer Brewster Island Factsheet". Boston Harbor Islands Partnership. Archived from the original on August 26, 2006. Retrieved August 11, 2006. 
  2. ^ http://charlestown.patch.com/articles/placeholder-9d9e455c
  3. ^ Brewster Islands Mil Res at NorthAmericanForts.com
  4. ^ Outer Brewster Island at FortWiki.com
  5. ^ "Outer Brewster Island Preserved". Save the Harbor Save the Bay. Retrieved 10 October 2014. 

Coordinates: 42°20′30.41″N 70°52′39.65″W / 42.3417806°N 70.8776806°W / 42.3417806; -70.8776806

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