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?
Boston Light Station, part of Boston Harbor Islands National Recreation Area, is visited every year by the Flying Santa, a long-time New England tradition started by William Wincapaw in 1929. The Flying Santa delivers food, toys, and other necessities to lighthouses across New England. More...