Wickets Island

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Wickets Island
Island
Wickets Island and beach, Onset Bay, Mass (70385).jpg
Postcard view c. 1940s
Country United States
State Massachusetts
Municipality Wareham
Elevation 12.3 m (40 ft)
Coordinates 41°44′14″N 70°39′13″W / 41.7373271°N 70.6536437°W / 41.7373271; -70.6536437Coordinates: 41°44′14″N 70°39′13″W / 41.7373271°N 70.6536437°W / 41.7373271; -70.6536437
Length .1 mi (0 km)
Area 0.0071875 sq mi (0 km2)
GNIS feature ID 615587

Wickets Island is a 4.6 acres (1.9 ha) island located in Onset Harbor in Wareham, Massachusetts.[1] It is located 1,100 feet (340 m) from shore.

History[edit]

The island is named for Jabez Wicket, the Wampanoag who is said to have lived there in the late 18th century. The island was created during the end of the last glacial period and is a deposit of glacial moraine made up of coarse sand and soil that is a good producer of plant life, but unsuitable for agriculture.[1] A house occupied Wickets Island from the 19th century until it burned down in 1981.[2]

The island has been owned since 2003 by a developer that plans to build a luxury home there.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Wicket's Island Onset, MA
  2. ^ Prial, Dunstan (2005-05-11). "Conservation concerns about island to be aired". The Standard-Times. p. A9. The island formerly was a summer retreat for a family from Connecticut, but the house was never rebuilt after the fire. 
  3. ^ Moore, Mary (2007-02-02). "Water everywhere -- and a mansion in the middle. Currently for sale". Boston Business Journal. 

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