It's wonderful to have an island. It's also wonderful to have a spot on shore where you can park a car, get your mail, and drop your trash. Here are some pictures of the shoreside--18' between two homes that have been deeded to the island since the 1920's. The pier is newly decked and carpeted and will accommodate a work boat and a pontoon or ski boat at the same time. The tower with the wisteria was the old bell tower. Before the age of cell phones, a visitor would ring the railroad bell. The bell tower at the house would then ring back to let the visitor know that a boat was being sent.