Thursday, August 13, 2020

Breaking Island News

Australia: 20-Year Island Hermit David Glasheen Faces Eviction

The sole inhabitant of Australia’s Restoration Island has lived there in peaceful solitude for almost 20 years, but this island hermit may have to find a new home.

(Image of Resto by australia.gov.au)

When it comes to some private islands, the phrase “use it, or lose it” seems …Read More: Australia: 20-Year Island Hermit David Glasheen Faces Eviction

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USA: Rent the Exclusive Private Island Resort of…Alcatraz?

The once-feared island across in San Francisco Bay is now a favored tourist attraction, and visitors can even rent the entire island and spend the night.

(Image of Alcatraz by John O'Neill)

Since the mid-19th century, the small island of Alcatraz has been a terrifying beacon in San Francisco …Read More: USA: Rent the Exclusive Private Island Resort of…Alcatraz?

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USA: Thousand Islands to Light up the Night on August 14th

In a spectacular nighttime display, on Tuesday, August 14th Singer Castle and surrounding islands on the St. Lawrence River will be ablaze with vivid lights or magically illuminated by searchlight.  

(A Floating World by Paul Malo)

In the glory days of the Thousand Islands, over a century ago, …Read More: USA: Thousand Islands to Light up the Night on August 14th

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South Pacific: Fond Memories of Fiji Island Resort Pioneer

Few people left as much of a mark on Fiji as the founder of its first private island resort, and his loss has left the many people he touched celebrating his adventurous life.

(Image Courtesy of Musket Cove)

When Richard ‘Dick’ Smith first landed in Fiji, it was an …Read More: South Pacific: Fond Memories of Fiji Island Resort Pioneer

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Seychelles: Conservancy Founder Buys D’Arros Island from L'Oréal Heiress

The deep-pocketed founder of a nature conservation group has purchased a 371-acre Seychelles island from Europe’s wealthiest woman – does this spell an end to the long controversy over D’Arros?

(Image of D'Arros Copyright F. Vladi)

For such a tranquil piece of paradise, it’s seemingly impossible for D’Arros Island …Read More: Seychelles: Conservancy Founder Buys D’Arros Island from L’Oréal Heiress

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Vladi Private Islands: MapAction Honored As Olympic Torch Bearer

Nominated to carry the flame on behalf of its Royal Patron Prince Harry, the essential disaster-relief charity MapAction was thrilled to take part in the prestigious Olympic Torch Relay.

(Mr. Ming getting some encouragement from the young Royals)

As he passed by Buckingham Palace, Wai-Ming Lee held the Olympic torch …Read More: Vladi Private Islands: MapAction Honored As Olympic Torch Bearer

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Indian Ocean: In Memory of Island Hermit Brendon Grimshaw

At age 87, the unlikely English owner of a Seychelles private island achieved international fame, and has left an enduring legacy of conservation for others to enjoy.

(Image Courtesy of helicopterseychelles.com)

In May of this year, an unusual story broke in the international media; the tale of one Brendon …Read More: Indian Ocean: In Memory of Island Hermit Brendon Grimshaw

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New Island Book: One in a Thousand eBook by Ian Coristine

A renowned photographer in the Thousand Islands has published a unique interactive eBook exploring this picturesque region – including the story of his own charming private island.

(One in a Thousand eBook for the iPad)

For photographer Ian Coristine, capturing the essence of the Thousand Islands region has become …Read More: New Island Book: One in a Thousand eBook by Ian Coristine