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?
Scientists have recently identified a beach-dwelling ground beetle at Boston Harbor Islands that has not been seen in North America for over 100 years. It is believed the beetle, Bembmidion nigropiceum, was brought to Boston from Europe in the 1800s via ship ballasts.