Gooseberry Island – from Wild to Wild

Date: July 29, 2021
Time: 5:00 pm  to  12:06 pm

Presented via Zoom

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From the time retreating glaciers dumped some large “erratics” there until the early 20th century, Gooseberry was wild. It attracted occasional visitors for work and pleasure, then in the 1920s some folks got serious, wanting to turn it into a wall-to-wall summer community. Greg Stone will explore the key changes on Gooseberry during the 20th century and how we ended up, again, with a wild Gooseberry – a haven for birds, animals, and fishermen, and a delight for anyone who loves to explore the natural world.

Greg Stone has been walking and photographing Gooseberry for more than half a century and has taken a special interest in its history. He founded the “Westport’s Gooseberry Island” Facebook group.

This program will be presented via Zoom.