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Middle Sister Island
Geography
Location Lake Erie
Archipelago Sister Islands
Major islands East Sister Island and West Sister Island
Area 9.5 acres (3.8 ha)
Highest elevation 571 ft (174 m)
Administration
Canada
Province Ontario
County Essex
Township Pelee
A man collecting shells on Middle Sister Island in 1915.

Middle Sister Island is a 9.5-acre (3.8 ha) island in Lake Erie. Along with West Sister Island (in Ohio, USA) and East Sister Island, it is part of the Pelee Archipelago in the western basin of Lake Erie, and is considered to be the "most natural and undisturbed" of these islands.

The island is currently for sale with an asking price of $888,888.

War of 1812

The island was a staging area for William Henry Harrison's U.S. troops, just prior to the invasion of Canada and the Battle of the Thames.

Flora and fauna

Guano from the Lake Erie population of double-crested cormorants is interfering with tree growth in the Carolinian forest on this island and the nearby East Sister Island and Middle Island.

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