Weepecket Islands

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The Elizabeth Islands
Islands listed in order from east to west:
Major Islands:
Nonamesset Uncatena Naushon Pasque Nashawena Penikese Cuttyhunk
Minor Islands:
Bachelor Baret Bull Cedar Gosnold Gull Rock Veckatimest Weepecket Islands

The Weepecket Islands are a group of three islands which are part of the Elizabeth Islands of Dukes County, Massachusetts, United States. They are located off the north shore of Naushon Island, the largest of the Elizabeth Islands. Together the three Weepeckets have a land area of 0.051 km2 (0.02 sq mi, or 12.6 acres). The islands were used as practice target for bombs, rockets, and machine guns from 1941 to 1957. There are no signs on the islands anymore due to a bonfire in the summer of 2005.

Today, the islands are uninhabited.[1] and are a popular breeding ground for double-crested cormorants.


Coordinates: 41°30′59.82″N 70°44′11.09″W / 41.5166167°N 70.7364139°W / 41.5166167; -70.7364139