Saturday, April 29, 2017

Breaking Island News

UK: Remote Scottish Island Seeks Adventurous Live-in Manager

The historic isle of Inchcolm is advertising for a manager to live on the island and care for its beautiful medieval buildings.  

(Image by Mike Pennington/Geograph.org.uk)

For certain hardy souls, the prospect of living in virtual solitude on an isolated isle sounds pretty …Read More: UK: Remote Scottish Island Seeks Adventurous Live-in Manager

Breaking Island News

USA: Hurricane Sandy Claims HMS Bounty Ship and Crew Among Casualties

The feared ‘superstorm’ swept through the Eastern Seaboard on Monday, causing untold destruction and loss of life, including for the crew of the famous replica tall ship.

Special report by Manuel Brinkschulte of China New Frontier LTD in collaboration with Private Island News

(HMS Bounty/Vladi Private Islands)

Last night, the …Read More: USA: Hurricane Sandy Claims HMS Bounty Ship and Crew Among Casualties

Environment

USA: The Life of the “Lone Ranger” on Florida’s Anclote Key

For one solitude-loving park ranger, a small Florida key and its refurbished historic lighthouse give a whole new twist to “home sweet home”.

(US Government image of Anclote Key)

When it comes to getting away from it all, few places on the American mainland can compare to the Florida Keys; …Read More: USA: The Life of the “Lone Ranger” on Florida’s Anclote Key

Island Market

Europe: John Lennon’s Dorinish Island Back on the Market

The tiny island in Ireland’s Clew Bay has had a storied history, including a brief spell as a “hippie commune” when owned by the late Beatles musician John Lennon.

(Image by Sherry Fitzgerald Crowley)

Occasionally, an island will appear on the international market where the allure is not necessarily its …Read More: Europe: John Lennon’s Dorinish Island Back on the Market

Island Market

USA: Want to Buy a Lighthouse Island in Maine?

The picturesque New England state is offering interested buyers a rare chance to own a historic lighthouse off the Maine coast, set on its own tiny private island.

(Boon Island Lighthouse, Maine)

If remoteness is what you’re after, it’s hard to beat the unique property being sold by the State …Read More: USA: Want to Buy a Lighthouse Island in Maine?

Island Market

Canada: Government Selling Iconic Lighthouse Islands

A number of Eastern Canada’s most famous island lighthouses are being offered for sale by the government, but alas, only conservancies will be eligible to bid.

(Spectacle Island Lighthouse, Mouton Bay)

Nova Scotia is renowned for its scenic coastal beauty – vast expanses of forest, intricate bays and inlets, and …Read More: Canada: Government Selling Iconic Lighthouse Islands

Governments buying Islands

USA: NY Town Raises Funds for Roger’s Island Purchase

The sleepy hamlet of Fort Edward has successfully lobbied the government of New York State for funds to buy a historic island property.

(Image Courtesy of Tug44.org)

As previously reported in Private Island News, the small town of Fort Edward, found north of Albany along the Hudson River in Upstate …Read More: USA: NY Town Raises Funds for Roger’s Island Purchase

Governments buying Islands

USA: Town Sets Sights on Buying Historic Military Island Property

The village of Fort Edward may be small, but it’s determined to preserve the historic island considered to be the birthplace of the U.S. Army Rangers.

(Image Courtesy of the Yale Library)

Roger’s Island, found north of Albany in the middle of the Hudson River, is a place with a …Read More: USA: Town Sets Sights on Buying Historic Military Island Property

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