Elihu Island

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Elihu Island is a private island off the coast of Stonington, Connecticut. It is located in Wequetequock Cove, just south of Goat Island and near Fishers Island. It has been variously known as Ledward or Ledward’s Island, Elihu’s or Elihue’s Island, Elihu Chesebrough’s Island, and Freeman’s Island.[1]

The island, which has a handful of buildings, is often used for weddings.[2] Its sole road is Elihu Island Road, which provides access to the mainland via a causeway. The road crosses one of the last remaining level crossings on the Northeast Corridor. The island is owned by the private Elihu Island Trust, associated with the Wesson and Benchley families.[1] Peter Benchley lived on the island when writing Jaws and several of his other works.[3][4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Slosberg, Steven (February 18, 2018). "Steven Slosberg: Island secrets: Recipes for chewing gum and 'Jaws'". Westerly Sun. 
  2. ^ "Laura Ridgely, Clark Hatch". New York Times. June 20, 2009. 
  3. ^ Slosberg, Steven (July 18, 1991). "Benchley Still Fishing Plots From Sea". The New London Day – via Google Newspapers. 
  4. ^ "Literary Walking Tour of Stonington Borough". Stonington Historical Society. July 23, 2016. Archived from the original on August 8, 2016. 

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Coordinates: 41°20′10″N 71°53′17″W / 41.336°N 71.888°W / 41.336; -71.888