Hen Island (& the Chickens), East Sister
Island, North Harbor Island
distance for this 2 hour boat trip from Middle Bass, as measured by my GPS, was 29 miles. Since
it is three miles from Roesch's marina on Middle Bass to the green can channel
buoy beyond East Point if you follow the shore of Middle Bass, it's a 23 mile
round trip from the buoy.
pictures are of the following islands: Hen, Big Chicken, Chick, East Sister and
North Harbor. Hen and North Harbor are inhabited. The Quinnebog Club on Hen
Island looks much the same as it did in an 1898 picture.
If you click on the link to the 1898 picture, there are more links to
information about Hen Island and the Quinnebog Club.
Big Chicken Island and Chick Island
These tiny, flat and treeless islands are to our west and barely visible as we are approaching Hen Island
Approaching Hen Island from the south. Little Chicken Island is marked by a buoy and is underwater at this time, but reappears from time to time.
Hen Island South Shore
There is a third building on the right of the other two, but difficult to see through the trees
The Quinnebog Club on Hen Island
This has not changed much from the 1898 picture elsewhere on the site. See the link above.
Close-up of the Quinnebog Club
Note the group of little fishing boats. The small print states "Old Hen and Chicken Islands".
East Sister and North Harbor Islands
View while heading northwest from Hen Island
East Sister Island
Uninhabited except for thousands of birds, East Sister has a lengthy shoreline.
North Harbor Island
This has one home and a storage shed on it, built by Jack McCann of Port Clinton many years ago. He was also the builder of Fisherman's Wharf at Port Clinton. And he got into quite a bit of trouble because during construction, neither the people nor the materials ever went through Canadian customs.
North Harbor Island, southeast corner
Near the dock are a cement mixer and a steam shovel. Where else can you find a truck with NO other vehicles within 6 miles?
North Harbor Island, northeast corner
You can see the house and a storage shed
North Harbor Island, northwest corner
A different view of the house and the storage shed
Passing Chick Island and Hen Island on the way home
Chick Island is in the foreground, with Hen Island behind it. This view is to the northeast, as we were heading southeast from North Harbor Island back to Middle Bass.