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An island or isle is any piece of subcontinental land that is surrounded by water. Very small islands such as emergent land features on atolls can be called islets, skerries, cays or keys. An island in a river or a lake island may be called an eyot or ait, and a small island off the coast may be called a holm. Sedimentary islands in the Ganges delta are called chars. A grouping of geographically or geologically related islands, such as the Philippines, is referred to as an archipelago.

An island may be described as such, despite the presence of an artificial land bridge; examples are Singapore and its causeway, and the various Dutch delta islands, such as IJsselmonde. Some places may even retain "island" in their names for historical reasons after being connected to a larger landmass by a land bridge or landfill, such as Coney Island and Coronado Island, though these are, strictly speaking, tied islands. Conversely, when a piece of land is separated from the mainland by a man-made canal, for example the Peloponnese by the Corinth Canal, more or less the entirety of Fennoscandia by the White Sea Canal, or Marble Hill in northern Manhattan during the time between the building of the United States Ship Canal and the filling-in of the Harlem River which surrounded the area, it is generally not considered an island.

There are two main types of islands in the sea: continental and oceanic. There are also artificial islands, which are man-made.

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Map and Text Describing the Location of Fort Armstrong on Rock Island, Illinois

Map and Text Describing the Location of Fort Armstrong on Rock Island,...

"Fortifications Map File" Plans of Military Forts

Drawing of the Lighthouse at Nash Island, Maine

Drawing of the Lighthouse at Nash Island, Maine

Records Relating to the Lighthouse at Nash Island, Maine

Chart of Port Jefferson, Formerly Drownded Meadow, North Side of Long Island, New York

Chart of Port Jefferson, Formerly Drownded Meadow, North Side of Long ...

Topographic Surveys of Coastal Areas of the United States and Its Territories

Elevation and Section of Cast Iron Lighthouse at Long Island Head, Massachusetts

Elevation and Section of Cast Iron Lighthouse at Long Island Head, Mas...

Lighthouse Plans for Long Island Head, Massachusetts

Plan and Profile of Boon Island and Lighthouse, Maine

Plan and Profile of Boon Island and Lighthouse, Maine

Lighthouse Plans for Boon Island, Maine

Section and Elevation Drawing for the Lighthouse at Bird Island, Massachusetts
Drawing for a Proposed Battery Light for the Lighthouse at Morris Island, South Carolina

Drawing for a Proposed Battery Light for the Lighthouse at Morris Isla...

Records Relating to the Lighthouse at Morris Island, South Carolina

Front Elevation Drawing for the Lighthouse at Gardiner's Island, New York
Elevation Drawing and Plan for the Proposed Lighthouse Dwelling at Cat Island, Mississippi

Elevation Drawing and Plan for the Proposed Lighthouse Dwelling at Cat...

Map and Plan Relating to the Lighthouse at Cat Island, Mississippi

Lighthouse Franklin Island -- Maine

Lighthouse Franklin Island -- Maine

Caption: Franklin Island Light Station, Maine. District: 1 State: ME Maine -- Franklin Island

Lighthouse Baker Island -- Maine

Lighthouse Baker Island -- Maine

Caption: Baker Island Light Station, Maine. District: 1 State: ME Maine -- Baker Island

Lighthouse Libby Island -- Maine

Lighthouse Libby Island -- Maine

Caption: View taken from bottom of boat-slip looking South. 10 ft. distant. Date: 12/3/1929 District: 1 State: ME Maine -- Libby Island

Lighthouse Manana Island -- Maine

Lighthouse Manana Island -- Maine

Caption: General view of Manana from Monhegan, looking West - distance about 3000 ft. Date: 7/22/1932 District: 1 State: ME Maine -- Manana Island

Lighthouse Burnt Island -- Maine

Lighthouse Burnt Island -- Maine

Caption: Burnt Island Light Station, Maine. Date: 1885 District: 1 State: ME Maine -- Burnt Island

Lighthouse Libby Island -- Maine

Lighthouse Libby Island -- Maine

Caption: Libby Island Light Station, Maine. District: 1 State: ME Maine -- Libby Island

Lighthouse Baker Island -- Maine

Lighthouse Baker Island -- Maine

Caption: Baker Island Light Station, Maine. District: 1 State: ME Maine -- Baker Island

Lighthouse Bear Island -- Maine

Lighthouse Bear Island -- Maine

Caption: Bear Island Light Station, Maine. District: 1 State: ME Maine -- Bear Island

Lighthouse Deer Island Thorofare -- Maine

Lighthouse Deer Island Thorofare -- Maine

Caption: Deer Island Thorofare Light Station, Maine. District: 1 State: ME Maine -- Deer Island Thorofare

Lighthouse Great Duck Island -- Maine

Lighthouse Great Duck Island -- Maine

Caption: Great Duck Island Light Station, Maine. Date: 1925 District: 1 State: ME Maine -- Great Duck Island

Lighthouse Bear Island -- Maine

Lighthouse Bear Island -- Maine

Caption: Bear Island Light and Depot, Maine. Date: 1925 District: 1 State: ME Maine -- Bear Island

Lighthouse Baker Island -- Maine

Lighthouse Baker Island -- Maine

Caption: Baker Island Light Station, Maine. Date: 1897 District: 1 State: ME Maine -- Baker Island

Lighthouse Little Diamond Island -- Maine

Lighthouse Little Diamond Island -- Maine

Caption: Little Diamond Island Depot, Maine. Date: 5/20/1925 District: 1 State: ME Maine -- Little Diamond Island

Lighthouse Baker Island -- Maine

Lighthouse Baker Island -- Maine

Caption: Baker Island Light Station, Maine. District: 1 State: ME Maine -- Baker Island

Drawing of the Franklin Island Lighthouse, Maine

Drawing of the Franklin Island Lighthouse, Maine

Lighthouse Plans for Franklin Island, Maine

Lighthouse Great Duck Island -- Maine

Lighthouse Great Duck Island -- Maine

Caption: Great Duck Island Light Station, Maine. Date: 1925 District: 1 State: ME Maine -- Great Duck Island

Lighthouse Indian Island -- Maine

Lighthouse Indian Island -- Maine

Caption: Indian Island Light Station, Maine. District: 1 State: ME Maine -- Indian Island

Lighthouse Burnt Island -- Maine

Lighthouse Burnt Island -- Maine

Caption: Burnt Island Light Station, Maine. District: 1 State: ME Maine -- Burnt Island

Lighthouse Boon Island -- Maine

Lighthouse Boon Island -- Maine

Caption: Boon Island Light Station, Maine. District: 1 State: ME Maine -- Boon Island

Lighthouse Manana Island -- Maine

Lighthouse Manana Island -- Maine

Caption: Remington Oil Engine Fog Signal Installation. Date: 4/7/1914 District: 1 State: ME Maine -- Manana Island

Lighthouse Boon Island -- Maine

Lighthouse Boon Island -- Maine

Caption: Boon Island Light Station, Maine. District: 1 State: ME Maine -- Boon Island

Lighthouse Manana Island -- Maine

Lighthouse Manana Island -- Maine

Caption: Manana Island Fog Signal Station, Maine. District: 1 State: ME Maine -- Manana Island

Lighthouse Manana Island -- Maine

Lighthouse Manana Island -- Maine

Caption: Manana Island Light Station, Maine. District: 1 State: ME Maine -- Manana Island

Lighthouse Indian Island -- Maine

Lighthouse Indian Island -- Maine

Caption: Indian Island Light Station, Maine. District: 1 State: ME Maine -- Indian Island

Lighthouse Great Duck Island -- Maine

Lighthouse Great Duck Island -- Maine

Caption: Great Duck Island Light Station, Maine. Date: 1925 District: 1 State: ME Maine -- Great Duck Island

Lighthouse Deer Island Thorofare -- Maine

Lighthouse Deer Island Thorofare -- Maine

Caption: Deer Island Thorofare Light Station, Maine. District: 1 State: ME Maine -- Deer Island Thorofare

Lighthouse Boon Island -- Maine

Lighthouse Boon Island -- Maine

Caption: Boon Island Light Station, Maine. District: 1 State: ME Maine -- Boon Island

Lighthouse Little Diamond Island -- Maine

Lighthouse Little Diamond Island -- Maine

Caption: Little Diamond Island Depot, Maine. Date: 5/20/1925 District: 1 State: ME Maine -- Little Diamond Island

Lighthouse Libby Island -- Maine

Lighthouse Libby Island -- Maine

Caption: Libby Island Light Station, Maine. District: 1 State: ME Maine -- Libby Island

Lighthouse Baker Island -- Maine

Lighthouse Baker Island -- Maine

Caption: Baker Island Light Station, Maine. District: 1 State: ME Maine -- Baker Island

Lighthouse Bear Island -- Maine

Lighthouse Bear Island -- Maine

Caption: Bear Island Light and Depot, Maine. Date: 1925 District: 1 State: ME Maine -- Bear Island

Lighthouse Goat Island -- Maine

Lighthouse Goat Island -- Maine

Caption: Goat Island Light Station, Maine. District: 1 State: ME Maine -- Goat Island

Lighthouse Libby Island -- Maine

Lighthouse Libby Island -- Maine

Caption: Libby Island Light Station, Maine. District: 1 State: ME Maine -- Libby Island

Lighthouse Deer Island Thorofare -- Maine

Lighthouse Deer Island Thorofare -- Maine

Caption: Deer Island Thorofare Light Station, Maine. District: 1 State: ME Maine -- Deer Island Thorofare

Lighthouse Libby Island -- Maine

Lighthouse Libby Island -- Maine

Caption: View of Keepers dwelling, Asst. Keepers dwelling, rain-shed and barn, taken from lantern gallery looking NW, 50 ft. distant. Date: 12/3/1929 District: 1 State: ME Maine -- Libby Island

Lighthouse Manana Island -- Maine

Lighthouse Manana Island -- Maine

Caption: Remington Oil Engine Fog Signal Installation. Date: 4/7/1914 District: 1 State: ME Maine -- Manana Island

Lighthouse Manana Island -- Maine

Lighthouse Manana Island -- Maine

Caption: Remington Oil Engine Fog Signal Installation. Date: 4/7/1914 District: 1 State: ME Maine -- Manana Island

Lighthouse Little Diamond Island -- Maine

Lighthouse Little Diamond Island -- Maine

Caption: Looking northwesterly at dock toward storehouse, from deck of the Ilex. Date: 3/12/1930 District: 1 State: ME Maine -- Little Diamond Island

Lighthouse Franklin Island -- Maine

Lighthouse Franklin Island -- Maine

Caption: Franklin Island Light Station, Maine. District: 1 State: ME Maine -- Franklin Island

Lighthouse Deer Island Thorofare -- Maine

Lighthouse Deer Island Thorofare -- Maine

Caption: Deer Island Thorofare Light Station, Maine. District: 1 State: ME Maine -- Deer Island Thorofare

Lighthouse Little Diamond Island -- Maine

Lighthouse Little Diamond Island -- Maine

Caption: Looking easterly at dock between the old coal shed and storehouse, from the emabnkment. Date: 3/12/1930 District: 1 State: ME Maine -- Little Diamond Island

Lighthouse Cushing Island Point -- Maine

Lighthouse Cushing Island Point -- Maine

Caption: Cushing Island Point Date: 11/11/1916 District: 1 State: ME Maine -- Cushing Island Point

Lighthouse Little Diamond Island -- Maine

Lighthouse Little Diamond Island -- Maine

Caption: Little Diamond Island Depot, Maine. District: 1 State: ME Maine -- Little Diamond Island

Lighthouse Baker Island -- Maine

Lighthouse Baker Island -- Maine

Caption: Baker Island Light Station, Maine. Date: 1897 District: 1 State: ME Maine -- Baker Island

Lighthouse Goat Island -- Maine

Lighthouse Goat Island -- Maine

Caption: Goat Island Light Station, Maine. District: 1 State: ME Maine -- Goat Island

Lighthouse Little Diamond Island -- Maine

Lighthouse Little Diamond Island -- Maine

Caption: View of wharf, looking North. Date: 4/2/1930 District: 1 State: ME Maine -- Little Diamond Island

Lighthouse Goat Island -- Maine

Lighthouse Goat Island -- Maine

Caption: Goat Island Light Station, Maine. District: 1 State: ME Maine -- Goat Island

Lighthouse Little Diamond Island -- Maine

Lighthouse Little Diamond Island -- Maine

Caption: Looking westerly at dock south of storehouse from deck of the Ilex. Date: 3/12/1930 District: 1 State: ME Maine -- Little Diamond Island

Lighthouse Little Diamond Island -- Maine

Lighthouse Little Diamond Island -- Maine

Caption: Looking easterly at dock, along north sie of new coal shed, from the embankment. Date: 3/12/1930 District: 1 State: ME Maine -- Little Diamond Island

Lighthouse Little Diamond Island -- Maine

Lighthouse Little Diamond Island -- Maine

Caption: Little Diamond Island Buoy Depot, Maine. District: 1 State: ME Maine -- Little Diamond Island

Lighthouse Manana Island -- Maine

Lighthouse Manana Island -- Maine

Caption: Manana Island Fog Signal Station, Maine. District: 1 State: ME Maine -- Manana Island

Lighthouse Libby Island -- Maine

Lighthouse Libby Island -- Maine

Caption: Libby Island Light Station, Maine. District: 1 State: ME Maine -- Libby Island

Lighthouse Manana Island -- Maine

Lighthouse Manana Island -- Maine

Caption: Remington Oil Engine Fog Signal Installation. Date: 4/7/1914 District: 1 State: ME Maine -- Manana Island

Lighthouse Libby Island -- Maine

Lighthouse Libby Island -- Maine

Caption: Libby Island Light Station, Maine. District: 1 State: ME Maine -- Libby Island

Lighthouse Libby Island -- Maine

Lighthouse Libby Island -- Maine

Caption: Side view of boat-slip showing supporting timbers, looking SW, 15 ft. distant. Date: 12/3/1929 District: 1 State: ME Maine -- Libby Island

Lighthouse Manana Island -- Maine

Lighthouse Manana Island -- Maine

Caption: Remington Oil Engine Fog Signal Installation. Date: 4/7/1914 District: 1 State: ME Maine -- Manana Island

Lighthouse Deer Island Thorofare -- Maine

Lighthouse Deer Island Thorofare -- Maine

Caption: Deer Island Thorofare Light Station, Maine. District: 1 State: ME Maine -- Deer Island Thorofare

Lighthouse Great Duck Island -- Maine

Lighthouse Great Duck Island -- Maine

Caption: Great Duck Island Light Station, Maine. Date: 1925 District: 1 State: ME Maine -- Great Duck Island

Lighthouse Manana Island -- Maine

Lighthouse Manana Island -- Maine

Caption: Manana Island Fog Signal Station, Maine. District: 1 State: ME Maine -- Manana Island

Lighthouse Little Diamond Island -- Maine

Lighthouse Little Diamond Island -- Maine

Caption: View of wharf, looking North, taken in 1908. Date: 1908 District: 1 State: ME Maine -- Little Diamond Island

Lighthouse Little Diamond Island -- Maine

Lighthouse Little Diamond Island -- Maine

Caption: Looking easterly at dock south of the storehouse, from the embankment. Date: 3/12/1930 District: 1 State: ME Maine -- Little Diamond Island

Lighthouse Burnt Island -- Maine

Lighthouse Burnt Island -- Maine

Caption: Burnt Island Light Station, Maine. Date: 1885 District: 1 State: ME Maine -- Burnt Island

Lighthouse Baker Island -- Maine

Lighthouse Baker Island -- Maine

Caption: Baker Island Light Station, Maine. Date: 1897 District: 1 State: ME Maine -- Baker Island

Lighthouse Baker Island -- Maine

Lighthouse Baker Island -- Maine

Caption: Baker Island Light Station, Maine. District: 1 State: ME Maine -- Baker Island

Lighthouse Great Duck Island -- Maine

Lighthouse Great Duck Island -- Maine

Caption: Great Duck Island Light Station, Maine. District: 1 State: ME Maine -- Great Duck Island

Lighthouse Deer Island Thorofare -- Maine

Lighthouse Deer Island Thorofare -- Maine

Caption: Deer Island Thorofare Light Station, Maine. District: 1 State: ME Maine -- Deer Island Thorofare

Lighthouse Little Diamond Island -- Maine

Lighthouse Little Diamond Island -- Maine

Caption: Little Diamond Island Depot, Maine. Date: 5/20/1925 District: 1 State: ME Maine -- Little Diamond Island

Lighthouse Little Diamond Island -- Maine

Lighthouse Little Diamond Island -- Maine

Caption: Little Diamond Island Depot, Maine. Date: 5/20/1925 District: 1 State: ME Maine -- Little Diamond Island

Lighthouse Franklin Island -- Maine

Lighthouse Franklin Island -- Maine

Caption: Franklin Island Light Station, Maine. District: 1 State: ME Maine -- Franklin Island

Lighthouse Little Diamond Island -- Maine

Lighthouse Little Diamond Island -- Maine

Caption: Little Diamond Island Buoy Depot. "Observatory" - "Old Bug Light". District: 1 State: ME Maine -- Little Diamond Island

Lighthouse Baker Island -- Maine

Lighthouse Baker Island -- Maine

Caption: Baker Island Light Station, Maine. District: 1 State: ME Maine -- Baker Island

Lighthouse Deer Island Thorofare -- Maine

Lighthouse Deer Island Thorofare -- Maine

Caption: Deer Island Thorofare Light Station, Maine. District: 1 State: ME Maine -- Deer Island Thorofare

Lighthouse Libby Island -- Maine

Lighthouse Libby Island -- Maine

Caption: View of Oil House and other buildings at Station, looking North, 75 ft. distant. Date: 12/3/1929 District: 1 State: ME Maine -- Libby Island

Lighthouse Little Diamond Island -- Maine

Lighthouse Little Diamond Island -- Maine

Caption: Little Diamond Island Depot, Maine. Date: 5/20/1925 District: 1 State: ME Maine -- Little Diamond Island

Lighthouse Bear Island -- Maine

Lighthouse Bear Island -- Maine

Caption: Bear Island Light and Depot, Maine. Date: 1925 District: 1 State: ME Maine -- Bear Island

Lighthouse Great Duck Island -- Maine

Lighthouse Great Duck Island -- Maine

Caption: Great Duck Island Light Station, Maine. District: 1 State: ME Maine -- Great Duck Island

Lighthouse Libby Island -- Maine

Lighthouse Libby Island -- Maine

Caption: Side view of boat-slip showing support timbers, looking West, 10 ft. distant. Date: 12/3/1929 District: 1 State: ME Maine -- Libby Island

Lighthouse Libby Island -- Maine

Lighthouse Libby Island -- Maine

Caption: View of Breakwater looking North, 20 ft. distant. Date: 12/3/1929 District: 1 State: ME Maine -- Libby Island

Lighthouse Goat Island -- Maine

Lighthouse Goat Island -- Maine

Caption: Goat Island Light Station, Maine. District: 1 State: ME Maine -- Goat Island

Lighthouse Bear Island -- Maine

Lighthouse Bear Island -- Maine

Caption: Bear Island Light Station, Maine. District: 1 State: ME Maine -- Bear Island

Lighthouse House Island -- Maine

Lighthouse House Island -- Maine

Caption: House Island Light Station, Portland Harbor, Maine. Date: 1911 District: 1 State: ME Maine -- House Island

Lighthouse Boon Island -- Maine

Lighthouse Boon Island -- Maine

Caption: Boon Island Light Station, Maine. District: 1 State: ME Maine -- Boon Island

Lighthouse Eagle Island -- Maine

Lighthouse Eagle Island -- Maine

Caption: Eagle Island Light Station, Maine. District: 1 State: ME Maine -- Eagle Island

Lighthouse Indian Island -- Maine

Lighthouse Indian Island -- Maine

Caption: Indian Island Light Station, Maine. District: 1 State: ME Maine -- Indian Island

Lighthouse Great Duck Island -- Maine

Lighthouse Great Duck Island -- Maine

Caption: Great Duck Island Light Station, Maine. Date: 1925 District: 1 State: ME Maine -- Great Duck Island

Lighthouse Goat Island -- Maine

Lighthouse Goat Island -- Maine

Caption: Goat Island Light Station, Maine. District: 1 State: ME Maine -- Goat Island

Lighthouse Eagle Island -- Maine

Lighthouse Eagle Island -- Maine

Caption: Eagle Island Light Station, Maine. District: 1 State: ME Maine -- Eagle Island

Lighthouse Indian Island -- Maine

Lighthouse Indian Island -- Maine

Caption: Indian Island Light Station, Maine. District: 1 State: ME Maine -- Indian Island

Lighthouse Goat Island -- Maine

Lighthouse Goat Island -- Maine

Caption: Goat Island Light Station, Maine. District: 1 State: ME Maine -- Goat Island

Lighthouse Great Duck Island -- Maine

Lighthouse Great Duck Island -- Maine

Caption: Great Duck Island Light Station, Maine. District: 1 State: ME Maine -- Great Duck Island

Lighthouse Little Diamond Island -- Maine

Lighthouse Little Diamond Island -- Maine

Caption: Little Diamond Island Depot, Maine. Date: 5/20/1925 District: 1 State: ME Maine -- Little Diamond Island

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