Boston Harbor Picture of the Week: Calf Island

A view looking Northeast of the Rocky shores of Calf Island and little Calf Island in the distance. Located about seven miles East of the Boston Waterfront, these are some of the most remote and desolate islands of the outer Boston Harbor. But they sure are beautiful. In my estimation, these islands are visited more frequently by birds than humans….

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On interesting thing about Calf Island is the smokestack that remains standing, as part of the ruins on the island. Like many of the neighboring islands, Calf Island was used by the military during WWII and subsequently abandoned. A recent nautical chart shows two chimneys as markers, so in the last couple of years, one must have fallen down due to wind, surf or old age.

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