Ram Island (Connecticut)

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Ram Island
Ram Island (Connecticut) is located in Connecticut
Ram Island (Connecticut)
Ram Island (Connecticut)
Location Stonington, Connecticut,
Long Island Sound
Coordinates 41°18′48″N 71°58′44″W / 41.3134323°N 71.9789619°W / 41.3134323; -71.9789619
Area 20 acres (8.1 ha)
United States
State  Connecticut
County New London
City Stonington

Ram Island is a small 20-acre (81,000 m2) island off the coast of Mystic, Connecticut. It is located in the Town of Stonington, approximately 1 mile (1.6 km) offshore, between Mystic and Fishers Island. Once called Mystic Island, it was formerly the site of an exclusive Victorian era hotel resort at which steamships from Boston and New York City stopped twice a day. At its heyday the hotel played host to a world lightweight bare-knuckle boxing championship. By the 1920s, the hotel had fallen into disrepair and was completely destroyed in the New England Hurricane of 1938. A motel was later built that catered to transient boaters.

The island has served as a seasonal private residence and farm since 1978. However, fires in February 2013 and March 2014 destroyed the barn and home, respectively.[1]

Ram Island's location south of Mystic, Connecticut

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