Cornelius Island

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Cornelius Island is a small uninhabited island in Wickford Harbor, Narragansett Bay, Wickford, Rhode Island.


The land compromising Cornelius Island was originally connected to the mainland and was part of the Smith/Updike land holdings until it was sold in 1813. A channel was dug at some point in the land's history disconnecting it from the mainland. It is unclear after whom Cornelius Island was named.[1] The island was used in the 1960s for the deposition of dredged material.


External links[edit]

  • Islands of Narragansett Bay
  • Frederic Denlson, Narragansett Sea and Shore, (J.A. & R.A. Reid, Providence, RI., 1879)
  • George L. Seavey, Rhode Island's Coastal Natural Areas.

Coordinates: 41°34′46″N 71°26′46″W / 41.57944°N 71.44611°W / 41.57944; -71.44611