Raccoon Island (Massachusetts)

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View of Raccoon Island from across the Weymouth Fore River, in North Weymouth, Ma. (Peddock's Island in background)

Raccoon Island is an island in the Hingham Bay area of the Boston Harbor Islands National Recreation Area, situated just offshore of Hough's Neck in the city of Quincy. The island has a permanent size of just under 4 acres (16,000 m2), and is composed of bedrock outcroppings which reach an elevation of 30 feet (9.1 m) above sea level. The island is characterized by gravel beaches and rocky slopes. While it is possible to walk to the island at low tide, public access is discouraged.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Raccoon Island Factsheet". Raccoon Island - National Parks System. Retrieved October 7, 2006. 


Coordinates: 42°15′46.01″N 70°56′51.33″W / 42.2627806°N 70.9475917°W / 42.2627806; -70.9475917