The Big Island

Just to the left of the Big Island is the Haunted Island (Matson’s Island). A charming lady by the name of Shirley, who resides on the Big Island, provided me the information about that island.

“Our island is always called Big island but it was originally called Waite island after the man who was first on the island. He also built the bridge in 1954 and his name and date can still be seen on the cement on the SE bay side. There are 20 cottages ( homes) on the island. Right now 4 of them are for sale, One is empty due to foreclosure…sad. One right behind us, the 3/4 of a million dollar yellow monstrosity right across from the former Noreika property. 2 deaths in the last year, one last week”.

The other three islands are Grandma’s Hat, which is just east of Big Island, and then the two islands on the North side of Big Bass Lake, those being Four Winds and Turtle Island. As said before, Big Bass Lake is unique in that it has five islands among its body of water. In addition, on the North side of the Lake, is a channel that leads to Little Bass Lake.

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