Low-tide and thinning trees make for a pretty good view of the Boston skyline from the landing in Winthrop. There are quite a few pretty amazing views across the entire skyline from this little spot next to the Winthrop Yacht Club and Crystal Cove Harbor.
Since the 18th century the island has been owned by variety of owners, and has been used for livestock grazing, and as a squatter camp occupied by lobstermen and clammers. In the 1900s a grounded steamer served as residence for lobstermen from Winthrop. Today the island is uninhabited and classified as “conservation land”. Access is by private boat only.
The island is less than 1/4 mile from two shores of the Town of Winthrop. Unique among the Boston Harbor Islands, it has an interior lagoon which fills and partly drains, with the tide. The water entrance to the lagoon is winding and only six feet wide, not navigable for even a canoe or kayak, except at an unusually high tide. The lagoon and lack of predators makes the island attractive to birds, including migratory species. It is posted off-limits in the spring, when many bird species nest there. In recent years the island has increased in area, due to shoaling of the surrounding water, especially to the west; its long “tail” is now fully exposed at low tide. Access is only possible by beachable small craft, due to very shallow water and mud flats around the island.
Below are links to a few more galleries and photography work I have on this site. I’m also happy to discuss commission work for specific photography you may be thinking about for your home or commercial space.
Additionally, I am available for professional and enviornmental headshot sessions if you need an update, or have never ventured into an alternative to the garden variety $19.95 portrait session.
My urban, street and “many other things” gallery is still under construction, so this portal doens’t link to anything, yet. I will be working hard to get this gallery populated, soon.