Flanagan Island

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Flanagan Island.
This article is about the island in the Virgin Islands. For the island in Maine, see Witch Island.

Flanagan Island (sometimes referred to in older charts as Witch Island) is an island located within the Virgin Islands archipelago in the Caribbean and forms part of the U.S. Virgin Islands.

It is located just off of the eastern end of St. John island. For many years the island fell between the claimed maritime boundaries of the British Virgin Islands and U.S. Virgin Islands. However, the United Kingdom Foreign and Commonwealth Office formally relinquished its claim to Flanagan Island in 1977 in an agreement with a US delegation headed by David Colson, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Oceans, US Department of State.[1]

Flanagan Island is uninhabited and is regarded as a nature reserve. However, it is not part of Virgin Islands National Park which accounts for approximately 75% of St. John and adjacent islands.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Excerpt of treaties between the US and the UK establishing maritime boundaries in the Caribbean". archive.com. Retrieved 18 May 2014. 
  2. ^ [1] Virgin Islands National Park

Coordinates: 18°19′32″N 64°39′3″W / 18.32556°N 64.65083°W / 18.32556; -64.65083