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Encyclopedia > Barren Island

There are several places known as Barren Island around the world.

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NationMaster - Encyclopedia: Barren Island, New York (304 words)
Barren Island, originally an island off the southern end of Brooklyn NY, in Jamaica Bay just opposite Rockaway Peninsula in Queens NY.
The island called Iceland, which, though really a part of America, is considered, because of its population and history as forming a part of Europe, is situated in the North Atlantic Ocean, between 63 deg.
During the reigns of Christian III and his successors the ecclesiastical hierarchy in the island was dissolved, and Luther's teachings were forced upon the people, who were deprived of all their rights.
NationMaster - Encyclopedia: Barren Island, Brooklyn (1546 words)
Barren Island, was originally an island off the southern end of the New York City borough of Brooklyn, in Jamaica Bay just opposite the Rockaway Peninsula in Queens.
The island housed a plant that rendered horse bones (supplied from the streets of New York City, and others) into glue, which activity inspired the name Dead Horse Bay to the still extant water body on the western shore.
Mill Basin/ Mill Island is a neighborhood in southeastern Brooklyn lying along Jamaica Bay and bounded to the north by Avenue U, and to the east, south, and west by the Mill Basin/ Mill Island Inlet.
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