Governors Island (Massachusetts)

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1888 map of Boston Harbor showing Governors Island before the airport was built.

Governors Island was an island in Boston Harbor in the U.S. state of Massachusetts. The island was subsumed by land reclamation for the construction and extension of Logan International Airport.[1]

Governor's Island was the site of Fort Winthrop, a defensive fortification named after Governor John Winthrop, whose family was granted the island in 1632 and owned it until 1808, when it was acquired for the construction of the fort.[2]

The island is buried in the area north of the south end of runway 14/32.


  1. ^ "Governors Island Factsheet". Boston Harbor Islands Partnership. Archived from the original on September 27, 2007. Retrieved October 10, 2006.
  2. ^ "Boston Illustrated - VI - The Harbor". Boston And New York Houghton, Mifflin And Company (1891). Retrieved October 15, 2006.

Coordinates: 42°21′07″N 71°00′28″W / 42.35194°N 71.00778°W / 42.35194; -71.00778