Hen Island (Ontario)

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Hen Island
LocationLake Erie
Coordinates41°47′18″N 82°47′51″W / 41.78833°N 82.79750°W / 41.78833; -82.79750Coordinates: 41°47′18″N 82°47′51″W / 41.78833°N 82.79750°W / 41.78833; -82.79750
ArchipelagoPelee Island Archipelago
Major islandsPelee Island, East Sister Island and West Sister Island
Highest elevation571 ft (174 m)

Hen Island is an island on Lake Erie in Ontario. There are three smaller islands, called "chickens," surrounding the island; their names are Big Chicken Island, Chick Island, and Little Chicken Island.[1]

Quinnebog Fishing Club[edit]

This small wooded Island is home to the Quinnebog Club, which owns the island. The Club was founded in 1897, still exists and is active. The main clubhouse holds the dining hall and kitchen facilities as well as staff bedrooms on the second floor. According to the club's website the U.S. Presidents Grover Cleveland and William McKinley have visited the club to do some fishing.[2]

The Club may have bought the island from either a certain "Colonel Blanchard", the first resident of the island,[3] or Rudolph Siefield, an Ohio businessman.[4]

Hen Island Hen island one layer.svg

Hen and Chicken Islands Hen and chicken islands.png


  1. ^ Gora, Michael (2004). "How Many Islands Are There in Lake Erie?" (PDF). Lake Erie Islands Historical Society. Retrieved March 19, 2014.
  2. ^ http://quinnebogfishingclub.com/about-us/ (retrieved 2017-08-31)
  3. ^ Sketches and Stories of the Lake Erie Islands, pp. 334–335
  4. ^ "Middle Bass on the Web" (website)

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