Little Captain's Island (popularly known as Island Beach)
Greenwich, Fairfield County, Connecticut
4 acres


Directions:

There are two town ferryboats that take beachgoers back and forth to the island during the summer time. The ferryboat pier is at the bottom of Greenwich Harbor at the landing at Roger Sherman Baldwin Park.

from the landing at Roger Sherman Baldwin Park off Arch
Street in central Greenwich

South Arch Street ferry area, 3,500 ft. from Great Captainsí Island. Make a left onto Soundview Drive to Arch Street; turn right; go under Railroad Bridge and I-95 bridge; after traffic light make a right turn into the Island Beach parking area.


History:

1912  -- a private amusement park opened on the island.

World War I  --  a son of the Lauder family, George Lauder, Jr., was killed and in his honor the family gave the island to the town. 


Facilities:

swimming and boating areas and a lifeguard. On the island itself are picnic tables, grills, snack
bar, covered shelters, (one formerly a carousel), dressing rooms and restrooms.
swimming and boating areas and a lifeguard. On the island itself are picnic tables, grills, snack
bar, covered shelters, (one formerly a carousel), dressing rooms and restrooms.

swimming, boating, picnic tables, snack bar, dressing room, restrooms.


(Source: William J. Clark.  2002. Images of America: Greenwich. Charleston, SC: Arcadia Press.)

 

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