Island Facts: Hangman Island
A barren rock outcrop with a small pebble beach serves as a resting-place for the gulls, ducks and other seabirds.
Visitor Facilities & Services
Natural History Overview
Sumac and other salt-tolerant herbaceous plants.
Survey in progress.
The island is composed of low granite and slate outcroppings and fine gravel beach. Rising three feet in elevation, the island is difficult to see at high tide. The island was larger and higher prior to quarrying in the colonial period.
No constructed water features.
Views and Vistas
Due to its low elevation, the island is difficult to see from other harbor islands or the mainland. The island is located between Wollaston Beach, Squantum, Moon, Long, Rainsford, Peddocks and Nut islands.
Did You Know?
Clarence Burrage was a philanthropist who established the Hospital for Crippled Children on Bumpkin Island in 1902. It was one of the first facilities with ramps instead of stairs. Though it burned in 1945, the remains can be seen today at Boston Harbor Islands National Recreation Area. More...