House Island (Massachusetts) Information

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House Island
Location Massachusetts Bay outside
Manchester Harbor
Coordinates 42°33′10″N 70°46′53″W / 42.55278°N 70.78139°W / 42.55278; -70.78139
HOUSE ISLAND (MASSACHUSETTS) Latitude and Longitude:

42°33′10″N 70°46′53″W / 42.55278°N 70.78139°W / 42.55278; -70.78139
Length2.2 mi (3.5 km)
Highest elevation20 ft (6 m)
United States
State Massachusetts
County Essex
Town Manchester-by-the-Sea

House Island is a small island on the outskirts of Manchester Harbor in Manchester-by-the-Sea, Massachusetts, United States.

House Island is uninhabited; sources of the name are unconfirmed. The island has steep rocky sides and dense vegetation away inland from the steep cliffs that surround it. The island is covered in poison ivy and is not recommended for visitation. The steep cliffs of the island allow passing ships and lobstermen to come within as little as 20 feet (6.1 m) of the shoreline without running aground.