Travers Island, New York

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Coordinates: 40°53′11″N 73°47′24″W / 40.88646°N 73.790127°W / 40.88646; -73.790127

Main House
1913 trap shooting championship
Frank Aloysius Mullen in 1913 diving

Travers Island is a former island in Long Island Sound, now a peninsula joined to the Westchester County mainland by fill. It lies south and west of Neptune Island and Glen Island in New Rochelle, and north of Hunter Island in New York City's Pelham Bay Park. It is the location of the New York Athletic Club.[1][2]

The island was purchased by William Riggin Travers in 1886. The Club has a Main House and other buildings and facilities that sit on 30 acres (120,000 m2) of landscaped grounds. Centered on the Main House are an Olympic-sized salt water pool and accompanying cabanas. Travers Island extends the range of NYAC sports to include tennis, rowing, yachting, outdoor swimming and diving, a children's day camp, rugby, soccer, croquet and lacrosse.


  1. ^ "Frolic On Travers Island; Amateur Athletes Enjoy Themselves. Victories Celebrated In A Hilarious Way On Saturday Night. A Great Day For Amateur Athletics". New York Times. September 16, 1889. Retrieved 2010-12-31. There was a glorious time on Travers Island Saturday night. To say that it was glorious is even putting it mildly, for it is seldom that fun and hilarity hold such absolute away as they did then over the proceedings at the Summer home of the New-York Athletic Club. 
  2. ^ "Travers Island". New York Times. June 9, 1889. Retrieved 2010-12-31. The now Summer home of the New-York Athletic Club on Travers Island, near Pelham Manor, on the Sound, was opened yesterday for inspection by the members and their friends. The building, designed by Douglas Smythe, is a handsome structure of wood in the prevailing... 

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