Island Facts: What's in a name?

Over the centuries the names of some islands in Boston Harbor have changed. We use the island names—and standard spellings—adopted by the U.S. Board on Geographic Names. Like many proper names, these official spellings may not conform with rules that apply to other words. For instance, possessive apostrophes are rarely used.

Alternate island names (and Harbor islands not within the park) are listed below.

 
 

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