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Summer Outing to Thompson Island
Summer Outing to Thompson Island
Published: 2016/08/19
Channel: Basis Technology
Thompson Island, Boston Harbor: Christina & Daniel
Thompson Island, Boston Harbor: Christina & Daniel
Published: 2014/09/05
Channel: McElroy Weddings
Jim Peters - Thompson Island
Jim Peters - Thompson Island
Published: 2009/05/15
Channel: Bostonharborislands
Thompson island ferry BHSFS 2017
Thompson island ferry BHSFS 2017
Published: 2017/08/13
Channel: Theresa Mills
St Pauls Community Church,Ma Thompson Island Retreat
St Pauls Community Church,Ma Thompson Island Retreat
Published: 2011/08/27
Channel: SAM SAMRACK
Press Play Studios New England - The Wedding of Katie & Ryan - Thompson Island, Boston Harbor
Press Play Studios New England - The Wedding of Katie & Ryan - Thompson Island, Boston Harbor
Published: 2016/08/16
Channel: Press Play Studios I New Hampshire Wedding Videography
St Paul
St Paul's Community Church Ma Thompson Island Event
Published: 2011/08/29
Channel: SAM SAMRACK
Making Connections
Making Connections
Published: 2016/05/24
Channel: Thompson Island
Hokulea Homecoming: Nainoa Thompson
Hokulea Homecoming: Nainoa Thompson's Return Speech (Jun 17, 2017)
Published: 2017/06/21
Channel: Big Island Video News
Lovell
Lovell's Lane
Published: 2015/08/05
Channel: Andre Beriau
Lifelong Learning in Boston Harbor
Lifelong Learning in Boston Harbor
Published: 2010/06/28
Channel: Patriot Ledger
History of Georges Island
History of Georges Island
Published: 2012/01/04
Channel: Bostonharborislands
Thompson Island - 2012
Thompson Island - 2012
Published: 2012/08/16
Channel: David Jones
Thompson Island Outward Bound CWC-160
Thompson Island Outward Bound CWC-160
Published: 2014/12/18
Channel: cati cairns
Katy and Andy
Katy and Andy's Wedding at Harvard Memorial Church and Thompson Island
Published: 2013/03/05
Channel: EarlChristiePhoto
Hokulea: Arrival in American Samoa - American Samoa Culture and Ocean Conservation Film Series
Hokulea: Arrival in American Samoa - American Samoa Culture and Ocean Conservation Film Series
Published: 2016/10/25
Channel: OceanFuturesSociety
Passages (OBPA 184): Thompson Island Outward Bound Sailing and Climbing Expedition
Passages (OBPA 184): Thompson Island Outward Bound Sailing and Climbing Expedition
Published: 2013/10/11
Channel: Thompson Island
Thompson Island game with Mass A.G. Bell
Thompson Island game with Mass A.G. Bell
Published: 2015/11/08
Channel: Massachusetts A.G. Bell
1st Annual DIRTTbag Tournament 2014
1st Annual DIRTTbag Tournament 2014
Published: 2014/08/28
Channel: StrategicWorkspaces
Environmental Expeditions (OBEE 54): Thompson Island Outward Bound Sailing and Climbing expedition
Environmental Expeditions (OBEE 54): Thompson Island Outward Bound Sailing and Climbing expedition
Published: 2013/10/11
Channel: Thompson Island
Thompson Island Outward Bound Education Center Ice Bucket Challenge
Thompson Island Outward Bound Education Center Ice Bucket Challenge
Published: 2014/08/15
Channel: Thompson Island
Thompson
Thompson's Clam Bar jingle
Published: 2010/10/07
Channel: Joe Corey
Pabian & Russell Team Events: Jimmy Funds Rally | Pan Mass Challenge | Thompson Island 4K RUn
Pabian & Russell Team Events: Jimmy Funds Rally | Pan Mass Challenge | Thompson Island 4K RUn
Published: 2013/02/21
Channel: PabianRussell
Nantucket - USA
Nantucket - USA
Published: 2012/03/24
Channel: thegoldencitygate
Boston Harbor Tunnel Tour
Boston Harbor Tunnel Tour
Published: 2013/03/20
Channel: HullTVTube
Old Island, New Life
Old Island, New Life
Published: 2015/05/07
Channel: Jessica Rose
New England
New England's Gorgeous Nantucket Island
Published: 2007/10/25
Channel: Joel Holland
Grand Opening: Boston Harbor Islands Pavilion
Grand Opening: Boston Harbor Islands Pavilion
Published: 2011/06/16
Channel: Bostonharborislands
Georges Island
Georges Island
Published: 2012/09/11
Channel: Brad Goodman
Arthur Fournier
Arthur Fournier
Published: 2009/06/10
Channel: Bostonharborislands
Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States
Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States
Published: 2013/06/19
Channel: Pietro Pecco
Ruffian runs across the Outer Brewster Islands
Ruffian runs across the Outer Brewster Islands
Published: 2008/01/01
Channel: vmsully
Boston Harbor Islands
Boston Harbor Islands
Published: 2010/08/30
Channel: AmieFedora
Pwo navigator Nainoa Thompson addresses the attendees celebrating the homecoming of Hōkūle‘a.
Pwo navigator Nainoa Thompson addresses the attendees celebrating the homecoming of Hōkūle‘a.
Published: 2017/06/17
Channel: KHON2 News
Rainsford Island, Boston Harbor, 2012
Rainsford Island, Boston Harbor, 2012
Published: 2012/08/28
Channel: Brad Goodman
Boston, Massachusetts, Fort Independence
Boston, Massachusetts, Fort Independence
Published: 2012/05/27
Channel: Buddy Love
U.S. Naval Sea Cadet Corps (Boston, MA) Highlights, 2007-2011
U.S. Naval Sea Cadet Corps (Boston, MA) Highlights, 2007-2011
Published: 2011/06/09
Channel: bostonseacadets
2 Thompson Road | Foxborough, Massachusetts real estate & homes
2 Thompson Road | Foxborough, Massachusetts real estate & homes
Published: 2010/12/04
Channel: Nashua Video Tours | Real Estate Video & Photography
Rowing Maching
Rowing Maching
Published: 2006/12/19
Channel: wildrrice
Video of 17 Thompson Avenue | Oak Bluffs, Massachusetts (Martha
Video of 17 Thompson Avenue | Oak Bluffs, Massachusetts (Martha's Vineyard) real estate & homes
Published: 2013/07/12
Channel: Nashua Video Tours | Real Estate Video & Photography
Three States At Once: CT/RI/MA Tri-Point
Three States At Once: CT/RI/MA Tri-Point
Published: 2015/06/29
Channel: Spencer Corcoran
Landing at Boston (BOS) - General Edward Lawrence Logan International Airport
Landing at Boston (BOS) - General Edward Lawrence Logan International Airport
Published: 2009/01/01
Channel: Happy Travelers
Louis Tomlinson - Back to You (Official Video) ft. Bebe Rexha, Digital Farm Animals
Louis Tomlinson - Back to You (Official Video) ft. Bebe Rexha, Digital Farm Animals
Published: 2017/07/21
Channel: LouisTomlinsonVEVO
Abandoned Train Tunnel - Clinton, MA
Abandoned Train Tunnel - Clinton, MA
Published: 2016/11/30
Channel: WeRmudfun
Beach Wedding Boston North Shore MA,
Beach Wedding Boston North Shore MA,
Published: 2008/04/20
Channel: The Review
Joe Thompson Invites You to MASS MoCA
Joe Thompson Invites You to MASS MoCA
Published: 2013/02/20
Channel: MASS MoCA
Mapparium | 100 Wonders | Atlas Obscura
Mapparium | 100 Wonders | Atlas Obscura
Published: 2016/01/21
Channel: Atlas Obscura
Iconic Images of Webster Massachusetts
Iconic Images of Webster Massachusetts
Published: 2015/09/24
Channel: John Fennessey
"CLOSING OF THE INKWELL 2015:" OAK BLUFFS, MV, MA
"CLOSING OF THE INKWELL 2015:" OAK BLUFFS, MV, MA
Published: 2015/10/15
Channel: Rodney323able
Anna Goes to Boston Harbor Island
Anna Goes to Boston Harbor Island
Published: 2007/08/10
Channel: johnbroes
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Thompson Island, Boston Harbor, 2008

Thompson Island is an island in the Boston Harbor, about 1 mile offshore from downtown Boston, Massachusetts. The island is managed by the Thompson Island Outward Bound Education Center, a non-profit education organization. The island is open to visitors on Saturdays and Sundays from Memorial Day through Labor Day; otherwise access is by arrangement only. Thompson Island is one of the largest, most accessible and ecologically diverse islands in the Boston Harbor Islands National Recreation Area.[1]

The island has a size of 170 acres (0.69 km2), and the highest point is a drumlin that reaches a height of 78 feet above sea level. The rest of the island comprises low rolling hills and a salt marsh. The island has a mixed vegetation, including hardwood tree stands, remnant pear and apple orchards, ornamental trees and shrubs, and salt marsh grasses. The island has open meadows, forests, marine wetlands, sumac groves, and a variety of other geological features as well. Amenities include a formal school campus complete with classrooms, dormitories, dining hall, auditoriums, gymnasium, lab space, outdoor challenge courses, and climbing towers.[1] At low tide, a sandbar connects it to Squaw Rock on the Squantum peninsula, allowing land travel between the two.

History[edit]

In 1626, four years before the Puritans arrived, David Thompson established a trading post to trade with the Neponset Indians on the island that now bears his name. Thompson was a Scot who had been superintending the settlement of Sir Ferdinando Gorges and Captain John Mason near Portsmouth, New Hampshire. For the next two centuries, Thompson Island was leased to several families for farming.

Boys school, 1833-1975[edit]

Farm School, Thompson's Island, 1838

In 1833, the Boston Asylum for Indigent Boys was moved to the island, and in 1835 it merged with the Boston Farm School Society to become the Boston Asylum and Farm School for Indigent Boys. Many of the students who went to school on the island lost one or both parents, or had parents who were unable to care for them.[2] In order for a student to be enrolled in the school, the parents or guardians had to sign a form giving the school guardianship of the boys until they were 21 years old.[3] While on the island, parents were only able to see their child once a month during visit days and for two weeks during the summer when the boys were allowed to return home.[4] Many "distraught mothers" [4] changed their minds about having their boys at the school and wanted to have them withdrawn. There are several documented cases where the school returned guardianship to the parents, who were then able to have their child come back home.[5] Throughout these years, there were two fatal boating accidents which resulted in the death of several students and faculty. The first was in 1842, where 29 individuals died. The second was in 1892, where 9 individuals died [6] In 1955 the name was changed again to Thompson Academy. Thompson Academy became a college preparatory boarding school and continued the tradition of shelter and guidance to boys from the Boston area and beyond. During some very turbulent times, the school was a model of successful community integration based on friendship and brotherhood for several hundred boys of all backgrounds each year during the late 60s and into the mid-70s. Students participated in private school sports leagues, involved themselves in meaningful community service projects in Boston, maintained educational ties with local colleges and universities and assisted with the upkeep of Thompson Island and their school. The boys and their teachers traveled back and forth between Kelly's Landing in South Boston and the Island via the boats "Pilgrim III" and its successor, "Pilgrim IV", regularly. In 1971 a fire destroyed the main school building. The school continued to operate for another four years, closing in 1975. Many Thompson Island graduates went on to study at prestigious colleges and universities in the USA and elsewhere.

Outward Bound, 1994-present[edit]

In the early 1990s, David Manzo of Community Providers of Adolescent Services, Inc. d/b/a COMPASS, John Verre of the McKinley Schools, Edward F. Kelley of RFK Children's Action Corp, and Peter Willauer of Thompson Island Outward Bound Education Center, created a comprehensive residential treatment program called Citybound, for adolescents with emotional and behavioral disabilities on Thompson Island.[7]

Thompson Island, 2006

The Willauer School, an expeditionary learning Outward Bound school operated from 1994 to 2006. The island is currently owned by the Thompson Island Outward Bound Education Center and operates Outward Bound programs that brings more than 5,000 students and 3,000 adults a year to the island. Thompson Island Outward Bound supports its mission through donations and profits from Thompson Island Conference Center (event business running corporate outings and social events) and Outward Bound Professional (adult team-building).[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Thompson Island Factsheet". Boston Harbor Islands Partnership. Archived from the original on September 17, 2006. Retrieved October 6, 2006. 
  2. ^ "Saved by Boston Boat." (1894, May 23). Boston Daily Globe (1872-1922). pp. 12.
  3. ^ http://openarchives.umb.edu/cdm/singleitem/collection/p15774coll8/id/274/rec/1 Thompson Island: Collection, 1814-1990, University Archives & Special Collections, University of Massachusetts Boston
  4. ^ a b http://scholarworks.umb.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1013&context=hlpubs Mock, Elizabeth(1991)Thompson Island: Learning By Doing
  5. ^ Thompson Island: Collection, 1814-1990, University Archives & Special Collections, University of Massachusetts Boston
  6. ^ Thompson’s Island Collection Records, 1814-1990 (Bulk, 1814-1977). SC-0040. Descriptions of UMass Boston’s Collection (Finding Aids). Open Archives: Digital Collections at the University of Massachusetts Boston, University of Massachusetts Boston, Boston, MA. 17 June 2015
  7. ^ Boston Globe, Don Aucoin, April 30, 1990

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Coordinates: 42°18′54″N 71°00′37″W / 42.315035°N 71.010217°W / 42.315035; -71.010217

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