Re: Boston Harbor Islands
Israel Solon (isolon@TENET.EDU)
Thu, 23 Feb 1995 18:45:16 -0600
On Thu, 23 Feb 1995, Bob Condon wrote:
OK, you've got my attention. Here's some very old information.
It sounds like it's still the same, though. 15 years ago, I was in the
outdoor education business in the Boston area, and was a Director of a
YCC group during the summer (a whole 'nother story)
Anyhow, most of the islands ARE under MDC control -- our group
did many conservation projects there -- but on Thompson Island, there is
a private, non-profit organization that runs an outdoor education
center. Since they are not state funded, the $20.00 probably includes
food costs and some other stuff. The $20.00 for the ropes course
includes the cost of staffing and THEIR insurance. Their program is
probably much more "civilized" than what we do in scouting, and is
designed so that even the greenest non-camper can have an outdoor
Things may have changed in 15 years, but it doesn't sound like it.
> Joe, > > Hmm..
> > Something is
> > The islands are controlled by the MDC in Quincy,Mass
> We went to Lovell's island in July the island
> was FREE. We had to pay for the Boat which
> wasn't TOOOO much. I would have to look it up.
> I will try to look the info up.
> On Lovell, there are 20 camp sites and a couple
> of outhouses. There is a really nice beach.
> Don't expect to find water on ANY island as
> the piping that carries water breaks. You must
> carry your water.
Unlike the other islands Thompson has water, electricity, and
quite a few buildings on it. It was habitated before the MDC took them
> > Bob Condon
> (508)-435-1000 x55634
> > The TLC of my troop had voted last August to go camping on Thompson Island
> > in Boston (MA) harbor. Upon checking on the reservations, they were told
> > that it would not be a problem. Cool. The date is approaching rapidly, so
> > I checked with the Thompson Island folks and was infact told, "no problem."
> > The old problem is that they want $20 per person per night and another $20
> > per person if we want to use their ropes's course. Oh, and the scouts get
> > to do a service project for the Island while they are there.
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