Accessible by Bridge or Ferry:

Lake Erie (6 islands & 2 peninsulas)

  •       Pelee Island, ON – Visited regularly between March and Dec.,1994 – Present
  •       Catawba Island, OH – Today an “island” in name only–a peninsula in reality, but early settlers claimed to remember the Portage River running were there is now a ditch at West Harbor, which would have made it a true island then.
  •       South Bass IslandOH – Visited July 9, 2011
  •       Gibraltar Island, OH
  •       Middle Bass Island, OH
  •       Johnson’s Island, OH
  •       Kelley’s Island, OH
  •       Presque Isle, PA – “Presque isle” in French means:  “almost an island.”  Since            1819, the peninsula has been cut off from the mainland four times; each time the Army Corp of Engineers has connected it again.  Certainly “island” in nature!
Detroit River (3)
  • Belle Isle, MI – Visited July 25, 2011
  • Grosse Ile, MI – Visited July 21, 2011
  • Bob-Lo Island, ON

In Lake Michigan (6)

  •       Washington Island, WI
  •       Rock Island, WI
  •       Wooded IslandIL – Visited March 19, 2011
  •       South Manitou, MI
  •       North Manitou, MI
  •       Beaver Island, MI – Visited July 14 – 18, 2011

Straits of Mackinac (2)

  • Bois Blanc Island, MI
  • Mackinac Island, MI

 In Lake Huron (14)

  • Pine Island, ON
  • St. Joseph Island, ON
  • Campement d’Ours Island, ON
  • Hill Island, MI (one of Les Cheneaux Islands)
  • Island No. 8, MI (one of Les Cheneaux Islands)
  • Drummond Island, MI
  • Birch Island, ON
  • Great La Cloche Island, ON
  • Goat Island, ON
  • Flowerpot Island, ON
  • Manitoulin Island, ON
  • Barrie Island, ON
  • Parry Island, ON
  • Brandy’s Island, ON

St. Clair River (1)

  •        Russell Island (MI)

Lake St. Clair (2)

  •        Harsens Island(MI) – Visited July 12, 2011
  •        Walpole Island – Unceded territory (on the Canadian side of the border)

In Lake Superior (4):

  •        Isle Royale, MI
  •        Madeleine Island, WI
  •        Hermit Island, WI
  •        Grand IslandMI

St. Marys River (6)

  •        St. Mary’s Island, ON
  •        North Whitefish Island, ON
  •        South Whitefish Island, ON
  •        Sault Ste. Marie, MI
  •        Sugar Island, MI
  •        Neebish Island, MI

Lake Ontario (10)

  •        Centre Island/Ward’s Island, ON
  •        Middle Island, ON
  •        Olympic Island, ON
  •        Snake Island, ON
  •        South Island, ON
  •        Algonquin Island/Sunfish Island, ON
  •        Prince Edward County, ON
  •        Waupoos Island, ON
  •        Amherst Island, ON
  •        Association Island, NY

Niagara River (17)

  •    Squaw Island, NY
  •     Townawanda Island, NY
  •     Cayuga Island, NY
  •     Grand Island, NY
  •     Buckthorn Island, NY
  •     Beaver Island, NY
  •     Green Island, NY
  •     Goat Island, NY
  •     Three Sisters Islands (Asenath, Angeline, Celinda Eliza)
  •      Little Brother Island (Solon), NY
  •      Luna Island, NY
  •      Dufferin Islands (4), ON

In the St. Lawrence River (27)

  • Wolfe Island, ON
  • Simcoe Island, ON
  • Howe Island, ON
  • Wellesley Island, NY
  • Hill Island, ON
  • Constance Island, ON
  • Georgina Island, ON
  • Iroquois Island, NY
  • Iroquois Island, ON
  • Harkness Island, ON
  • Wilson Hill Island, NY
  • West Woodlands Island, ON
  • Centre Woodlands Island, ON
  • East Woodlands Island, ON
  • Fraser Island, ON
  • Hoople Island, ON
  • Dickinson Island, ON
  • Heriot Island, ON
  • Vankoughnet Island, ON
  • Phillpotts Island, ON
  • Macdonell Island, ON
  • Mille Roches Island, ON
  • Snetsinger Island, ON
  • Moulinette Island, ON
  • Barnhart Island, NY
  • Cornwall Island, ON
  • Hamilton Island, ON

2 thoughts on “100 Great Lakes Basin Islands

  1. Caitlin Dunphy-Daly says:

    This is such a great way to show the islands you have visited and the islands yet to come! I’m very much looking forward to reading more posts about the islands, especially the ones in Lake Erie. The pictures look amazing!

    Like

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