History Revisited: Pine Island small in size, substantial in history

12 Jun 2018

Community Interest

Whether for adventure or possibly a longing for isolation or privacy, many people have entertained thoughts of living on an island.

The actual number of islands in the world has been debated by geographers for centuries, but it can be safely said that there are thousands upon thousands. The sizes of islands vary dramatically: the world’s largest is Greenland, comprising almost 840,000 square miles, and the smallest, recorded in the Guiness Book of World Records, is Bishop Rock in the United Kingdom, which is 7,922 square feet in size.

Connecticut is home to more than 180 islands, one being Pine Island in Groton, just off the southeast shore of the Avery Point campus of the University of Connecticut.

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