Monday, August 16, 2010

Robins Island, New York

Sunrise, Robins Island - Click Image to view Panorama
We anchored here in the lee of Robins Island in about 7 feet of water along with Psyche, Gypsy Sole, Pepsea and others. Robins Island is in Peconic Bay. This is a large file so it takes a while time to load.  A lot of the time was speculating about the owner of the island.  Here is what we found in Wikipedia:
Robins Island is currently owned by Wall Street financier Louis Bacon, who purchased it in 1993 at a bankruptcy court auction for $11 million. Bacon has invested considerably in restoring the neglected island, going so far as to import full-grown oak trees to replace ones harvested for lumber years earlier. Some non-native grasses were removed from the island and replaced, and hunters reduced an overgrown deer population. The island has the healthiest turtle population in the state, which includes the Eastern mud turtle. Bacon is known for hosting traditional English "driven pheasant" hunts on the island for wealthy guests.

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