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Charles Island is a 14 acre (57,000 m²) island located roughly 0.5 mile (1 km) off the coast of Milford, Connecticut, in the Long Island Sound. It is part of the Silver Sands State Park. Milford is a city located in the town of Milford in New Haven County, Connecticut. ... New York City waterways: 1. ...

According to local legend, it houses the treasure of Captain Kidd. A legend (Latin, legenda, things to be read) is a narrative of human actions that are perceived both by teller and listeners to take place within human history and to possess certain qualities that give the tale verisimilitude. ... William Captain Kidd (1645–May 23, 1701) was a notorious pirate. ...

The island is a bird sanctuary, and is known for egrets and herons. The waters around the island have bluefish. Genera Egretta Ardea An egret is any of several herons, most of which are white or buff, and several of which develop fine plumes during the breeding season. ... Genera Ardea Zebrilus Philherodias Tigrisoma Ardeola Bubulcus Egretta Agamia Butorides Tigriornis Tigrisoma Gorsachius Syrigma Zonerodius Nycticorax see also: Bittern Heron and reeds, Haronobu Suzuki (1754-1770) Herons are medium to large long-legged, long-necked wading birds of the family Ardeidae, which also includes the egrets and bitterns. ... Binomial name Pomatomus saltatrix (Linnaeus, 1766) Bluefish (Pomatomus saltatrix) are marine fish found in all oceans except for the eastern Pacific. ...

Though an island during high tide, during low tide it is accessible by foot using a rocky tombolo that stretches from the beach to the island. Visitors are cautioned about the strong undertow and twice-daily flooding of the sandbar as a result of the tides. Currently (2005) the crossing window is at least two hours. However, Milford locals note that earlier in the 20th century the window was much greater, but erosion has reduced the size and width of the island and sandbar. The tide is the regular rising and falling of the oceans surface caused by changes in gravitational forces external to the Earth. ... Tombolo at Stockton Island, Ashland County, WI A tombolo in Puget Sound A tombolo is a deposition landform such as a spit or bar which forms a narrow piece of land between an island or offshore rock and a mainland shore, or between two islands or offshore rocks. ... Severe soil erosion in a wheat field near Washington State University, USA. Erosion is the displacement of solids (soil, mud, rock, and other particles) by the agents of wind, water, ice, movement in response to gravity, or living organisms (in the case of bioerosion). ...

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Prince Charles Island - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (134 words)
Prince Charles Island is a large, low-lying island with an area of 9,508 km², located in Foxe Basin, off the west coast of Baffin Island, in the Baffin Region of Nunavut, Canada.
The island was named for Prince Charles, who was born the same year that it was discovered.
The island is uninhabitated and its temperatures are extremely cold.
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