Island Facts: Green Island
This shrub covered rocky outcropping serves as a nesting site for gulls and cormorants.
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Natural History Overview
Sumac and other salt-tolerant herbaceous plants.
Survey in progress.
A rocky outcrop that rises nearly 45 feet in elevation.
No constructed water features.
Views and Vistas
This nearly barren island is visible from most points in the outer harbor. From the island there are views to surrounding outer harbor islands and inner harbor islands in the distance.
In the early 1600s, the island was named for Joseph Green, a well-known merchant, who owned the island during Colonial times.
Did You Know?
In the 1800s, when the Great Famine drove a million or more Irish citizens to immigrate to the United States, Deer Island was the landing point for thousands of refugees, many sick and poverty-stricken, hoping to reach the Port of Boston. More...