Middle Sister Island

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Middle Sister Island
Geography
Location Lake Erie
Coordinates 41°50′55″N 83°00′03″W / 41.8487°N 83.0007°W / 41.8487; -83.0007
Archipelago Sister Islands
Major islands East Sister Island and West Sister Island
Area 9.5 acres (3.8 ha)
Highest elevation 571 ft (174 m)
Administration
Canada
Province Ontario
County Essex
Township Pelee
A man collecting shells on Middle Sister Island in 1915.

Middle Sister Island is a 9.5-acre (3.8 ha) island in Lake Erie. Along with West Sister Island (in Ohio, USA) and East Sister Island, it is part of the Pelee Archipelago in the western basin of Lake Erie, and is considered to be the "most natural and undisturbed" of these islands.[1]

The island is currently for sale with an asking price of $888,888.[2]

War of 1812[edit]

The island was a staging area for William Henry Harrison's U.S. troops, just prior to the invasion of Canada and the Battle of the Thames.[3]

Flora and fauna[edit]

Guano from the Lake Erie population of double-crested cormorants is interfering with tree growth in the Carolinian forest on this island and the nearby East Sister Island and Middle Island. [4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Pelee Island Archipelago". Retrieved 2009-03-22. 
  2. ^ "V/L Middle Sister Island, 1601212, RE/MAX". RE/MAX. Retrieved 2017-01-02. 
  3. ^ McMaster, John Bach (1895). A History of the People of the United States: from the Revolution to the Civil War. New York: D. Appleton and Company. p. 39. OCLC 3257865. 
  4. ^ Hebert, Craig E.; Jason Duffe; D. V. Chip Weseloh; E. M. Ted Senese; G. Douglas Haffner (2005). Schmutz, ed. "Unique Island Habitats May Be Threatened By Double-crested Cormorants" (On-line journal). Journal of Wildlife Management. The Wildlife Society. 69 (1): 68–76. doi:10.2193/0022-541X(2005)069<0068:UIHMBT>2.0.CO;2. Retrieved 2009-03-23.