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Tinker's Island

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Tinker's Island (left) as seen from Desmoulin's Lane.

Named after the abundance of tinker mackerel that run close to its shores, Tinker's Island was first subject to Salem taxes in 1969. The houses on the island are privately owned and have no electricity, water or other services. Since 1807 both Tinker's and Ram Island were considered part of Marblehead. It was leased in 1889 by Captain John Wooldredge for "ballast," and in 1913 y Albert Prince for a "Boy's Camp." Today the island is protected by the Tinker's Island Association. In 1969 the city of Salem laid claim to the island successfully.

Tinker's Island (distance) as seen from the Veterans' Memorial Causeway.

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