Travers Island, New York

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Travers Island is west of Glen Island and in the New Rochelle Harbor Management Area

Travers Island is a former island in Long Island Sound, located in the city of New Rochelle, New York.[1][2][3] The island, originally united by a causeway to the mainland, comprises a tract of thirty acres in the Lower Harbor of New Rochelle, situated between Neptune Island, Glen Island, and Hunter Island in New York City's Pelham Bay Park. The narrow strip of water originally making it an island was eventually filled in, converting this tract into a peninsula.

Travers Island currently serves as the New York Athletic Club's summer home. Travers Island hosted the 1903, 1905, and 1906 USA Cross Country Championships.[4] The former island is named after William R. Travers, a longtime President of NYAC.


  1. ^ King's how to See New York: A Complete Trustworthy Guide Book Moses King Publishers, 1914, Page 133
  2. ^ Approves New Ferry Line: Westchester Engineer Favors New Rochelle Long Island Service, New York Times, June 12, 1930
  3. ^ CARNIVAL IS HELD AT TRAVERS ISLAND; 1,500 Persons Attend Event of New York Athletic Club at Clubhouse on Sound, The New York Times, June 25, 1933
  4. ^ "The Accurate Database of U.S. National Champions". Retrieved 2018-09-14.

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