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Great Duck Island

Great Duck Island

Historic Coast Guard photo. Most of the buildings shown, save for the light tower, have since been dismantled.

Historic Coast Guard photo. Most of the buildings shown, save for the light tower, have since been dismantled.

Courtesy USCG Historian's Office

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Great Duck Island

Located about five miles from the mainland, Great Duck Island has been a favored home for seabirds. The light station was built in 1890. The Nature Conservancy now owns the island and manages it as a bird sanctuary. The College of the Atlantic owns the lighthouse and keeper’s house, which are used for ecological research. You can take a boat tour that offers views from the water. Occasional birdwatching tours are also available. A burial ground nearby has the grave of three shipwrecked men found frozen to death in each other's arms.

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