Island Facts: Little Calf Island
A tiny bedrock outcrop was never inhabited by people, but is used for nesting gulls and cormorants.
Visitor Facilities & Services
Little Brewster Island is open to private boaters but access is discouraged—there is no docking. Boaters must anchor off shore.
On-island Circulation: Unimproved trails.
Natural History Overview
Survey in progress.
The island is a rock outcropping that rises to an elevation of approximately 20 feet.
No constructed water features.
Views and Vistas
This 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.
Did You Know?
On September 1, 1905, Elliot Hadley lit the most powerful light in Massachusetts at the top of Graves Lighthouse, now in Boston Harbor Islands National Recreation Area. The first-order Fresnel lens aided in navigation and allowed for safe passage into Boston Harbor. More...