Nut Island

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Nut Island is a small island in Lake Ontario. It is part of the Province of Ontario, and is located just south of larger Amherst Island, near Kingston, Ontario.[1][2] It is offshore Sand Beach, said to be Amherst Island's most memorable beach.[3]

The water between Nut and Amherst Island is considered a good anchorage for pleasure craft, except when the wind is blowing from the southwest.[4]

The schooner Vienna ran aground on the Island in 1893.[1]

Amherst, Nut, and other nearby Islands are visited by bird watchers, during the annual migration periods.[2][5]


  1. 1.0 1.1 "Vienna (Schooner), C90558, aground, 1 May 1893". Maritime History of the Great Lakes. Retrieved 2021-11-02. 
  2. 2.0 2.1 Ron Mackenzie; Paul weir. "Site Guide Update: Amherst and Wolfe Islands". OFO. Retrieved 2021-11-02. 
  3. Bri Mitchell (2021-07-16). "Amherst Island, Ontario: Discover The Hidden Gems Of This St. Lawrence Island". Ultimate Ontario. Archived from the original on 2021-10-09. Retrieved 2021-11-02. "Perhaps the most memorable Amherst Island beach is at Sand Beach Wetlands Conservation Area. It’s a really beautiful stretch of beach that comes out to a point in the water. A picnic at Sand Beach will also offer views of the small island called Nut Island, just off the coast of Amherst Island." 
  4. "Amherst Island". Guide to cruising. Archived from the original on 2011-01-10. Retrieved 2021-11-02. "Long Point Bay is entered between Emeric Point and Nut Island. In all but S or SW winds it is a good anchorage offering a sand or mud bottom for holding." 
  5. Carolyn Ireland (2009-07-24). "A former TV anchor's retreat". Toronto Globe and Mail. Archived from the original on 2016-05-21. Retrieved 2021-11-02. "The island is on a migratory bird route. The Truemans report sightings of tundra swans, Great Blue herons, goldfinches and yellow warblers. Species of owls include Boreal, Great Horned, Long-eared and Great Grey."