Island Book


a guide to the city’s hidden shores

Part history, part travel guide, Christopher Klein has written the most compelling invitation to explore the Boston Harbor Islands national park area to date. Complete with resource listings of recreational activities on and around the harbor islands, and richly illustrated with over 150 full-color photographs, Klein’s comprehensive coverage and keen wit are sure to inspire thousands of landlubbers to leave port on an affordable, easily reached outdoor adventure utterly unique to Boston.

Chock full of history that shaped both the city and the nation, this vivid and charming portrait takes readers on a voyage back in time to see Boston once again as a maritime city. Think: pirates, pilgrims, shipwrecked sailors, and prisoners of war!

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Learn more about the publisher Union Park Press, and other Boston titles
Go to the official site of the Boston Harbor Islands National Park Area

“Amply illustrated and meticulously researched, this volume presents all the necessary information for visiting [the] islands!” –Joe Myerson, Northeast Boating Magazine

Discovering the Boston Harbor Islands: A Guide to the City’s Hidden Shores is a fantastic read…Whether your gift recipient is a boater, history buff or nature lover, Christopher Klein’s witty and insightful book offers a unique perspective on the city’s incredible history.”—Holiday Gift Guide, CNC North Publications

 “Whether camping on Grape Island, building a bonfire on Spectacle Island or spooking yourself at Fort Warren, this book can tell them how to do it and why.” –Dig Staff, The Weekly Dig: The Essential Last-Minute Holiday Shopping Guide
“Klein’s book fills a need for information on the 34 Harbor Islands at a time when they have become much more accessible to the public than they used to be.”—Robert Knox, Globe Correspondent The Boston Globe South

 “Discovering the Boston Harbor Islands is not your average guidebook. It is an exceptional example of its genre…Discovering the Boston Harbor Islands tells you just where to go to follow your particular interest, how to get there, and what to bring. Don’t visit the islands without it, and, by all means, visit!” –Carol Standish, Points East Magazine

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