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Gooseberry Island
Island
Location in Bristol County in Massachusetts
Location in Bristol County in Massachusetts
Country United States
State Massachusetts
County Bristol
Settled 1670
Incorporated 1787
Population
 (2010)
 • Total 0
 • Density 0/sq mi (0/km2)
Time zone UTC-5 (Eastern)
 • Summer (DST) UTC-4 (Eastern)
ZIP code
02790
Area code(s) 508 / 774
FIPS code 25-77570
GNIS feature ID 0618287
Website http://www.westport-ma.com

Gooseberry Island (or Gooseberry Neck) is a small, historical island off the coast of Westport in Bristol County, Massachusetts, United States. The island is a part of Westport, and is the town's most southern point.

Demographics

Gooseberry Island was uninhabited as of the 2010 census. The island used to have many residents, especially during the summer months, until Hurricane Carol destroyed most homes on the island in 1954.

Geography

The small island of Gooseberry Island is the Town of Westport's most southern point and is located off the shores of Westport, between Horseneck Beach and East Beach. A road causeway connects the main part of Westport with Gooseberry Island. The island is only 0.17 miles (0.27 km) from the mainland of Westport. The island is also only 6.56 miles (10.55 km) northwest of Cuttyhunk Island in the Elizabeth Islands chain.

Coordinates: 41°29′15″N 71°02′18″W / 41.48750°N 71.03833°W / 41.48750; -71.03833

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