"Atolls. A coral island commonly consists of a narrow rim of reef, surrounding a lagoon." -Dana, 1880

Coral Island of Atoll

"Atolls. A coral island commonly consists of a narrow rim of reef, surrounding a lagoon." -Dana, 1880

"represents a section of an island, from the ocean (o) to the lagoon (l). On the ocean side, from o to a, there is shallow water for some distance out; and where not too deep, the bottom is covered here and there with growing corals. Between a and b there is a platform of coral rock, mostly bare at low tide, but covered at high ... b to d is the wooded portion of the island. The whole width (is) from the beach (b) to the lagoon (c)." -Dana, 1880

Section of Coral Island of an Atoll

"represents a section of an island, from the ocean (o) to the lagoon (l). On the ocean side, from o…

In 1797, Harman Blennerhassett and his wife moved to Marietta, Ohio, where they purchased 174 acres of land on an island in the Ohio River.

Blennerhassett's Island Residence

In 1797, Harman Blennerhassett and his wife moved to Marietta, Ohio, where they purchased 174 acres…

This is an illustration of a relatively flat island, surrounded by coral-reefs.

Coral Island

This is an illustration of a relatively flat island, surrounded by coral-reefs.

"Crannoge, the name given in Ireland and in Scotland to the fortified islands in lakes which were in common use as dwelling-places and places of refuge among the Celtic inhavitants. The etymology of the word is uncertain, but it is believed to refer to the timber which was employed either in the fortification of the island, or in the construction of the houses which were placed upon it." — Chambers' Encyclopedia, 1875

Crannoge

"Crannoge, the name given in Ireland and in Scotland to the fortified islands in lakes which were in…

This is an illustration of an island with an altitude of two thousand feet or more. It is surrounded by coral-reefs.

High Island

This is an illustration of an island with an altitude of two thousand feet or more. It is surrounded…

A drawing of Honolulu from the harbor in the early 1900's.

A Bit of Honolulu, From the Harbor

A drawing of Honolulu from the harbor in the early 1900's.

A drawing of a hospital in Honolulu in the early 1900's.

A Hospital in Honolulu

A drawing of a hospital in Honolulu in the early 1900's.

A drawing of a road in Honolulu in the early 1900's.

A Road in Honolulu

A drawing of a road in Honolulu in the early 1900's.

An illustration of Indian Key located in the Florida Keys. Indian Key State Historic Site is an island within the Florida State Park system located just a few hundred yards southeast of U.S. 1 within the Florida Keys. The island was briefly inhabited in the middle of the 19th century, but is now uninhabited. It is frequently visited by tourists, and is the subject of an archaeological project to uncover the historic building foundations. Some of the survivors of the 19 ships of the 1733 Spanish treasure fleet wrecked in the Florida Keys by a hurricane camped on Indian Key until they were rescued.

Indian Key

An illustration of Indian Key located in the Florida Keys. Indian Key State Historic Site is an island…

Also known as Quercus tomentella. The branch of an Island Oak tree, native to the coast of Caifornia.

Branch of Island Oak

Also known as Quercus tomentella. The branch of an Island Oak tree, native to the coast of Caifornia.

"A tower or other elevated structure bearing a light at the top and erected at the entrance of a harbor or on some rock or headland to serve as a guide or warning of danger to navigators at night." -Foster, 1921

Lighthouse

"A tower or other elevated structure bearing a light at the top and erected at the entrance of a harbor…

Magna Carta Island is an island in the River Thames in England, on the reach above Bell Weir Lock. It is in Berkshire (formerly Buckinghamshire) across the river from the water-meadows at Runnymede. The island is one of several contenders for being the place where, in 1215, King John sealed the Magna Carta. Whilst the charter itself indicates Runnymede by name, it is possible the island may have been considered part of Runnymede at the time. It is known that in 1217 the island was the meeting-place of Henry III and Louis (afterwards Louis VIII) of France.

Magna Charta Island

Magna Carta Island is an island in the River Thames in England, on the reach above Bell Weir Lock. It…

"The nearer the contours on a map are to one another, the steeper is the slope, and the farther the contours on a map are from one another, the gentler is the slope. A wide space between contours then, resembles level ground." — Moss, 1914

Elevation map

"The nearer the contours on a map are to one another, the steeper is the slope, and the farther the…

A large reptile sunning itself on a rocky island.

Reptile

A large reptile sunning itself on a rocky island.

The Seal of the State of Rhode Island in 1790.

Rhode Island

The Seal of the State of Rhode Island in 1790.

Th Sirens Three is a fairy tale about three bird women that lived on an island. This is an illustration about the fairy tale that was created by English artist Walter Crane in 1886.

The Sirens Three

Th Sirens Three is a fairy tale about three bird women that lived on an island. This is an illustration…

Th Sirens Three is a fairy tale about three bird women that lived on an island. This is an illustration about the fairy tale that was created by English artist Walter Crane in 1886.

The Sirens Three

Th Sirens Three is a fairy tale about three bird women that lived on an island. This is an illustration…

Norsemen landing on the coast of Greenland.

Vikings

Norsemen landing on the coast of Greenland.