Have a new image (well, old actually) you might be interested in sharing on your site as it shows Pearce’s or Merchant’s Island … spelled Pierce’s on the back of the image. At least I don’t think I’ve shared this with you before. — And an item related to my great, great grand father, James L. Shute that also relates to Merchant’s Island.
My family does connect with Simeon Merchant, Jr. who once owned the island, and apparently my great, great grand father and his family enjoyed spending time out on the island. Often enough, that one of the tributes paid to JLS when he passed in 1909 talks about part of the times spent on that island.
And just in case you are wondering why I am suddenly sending items related to Merchant’s Island, it’s because sometimes on rainy days (that’s the weather in Ohio), I do searches to keep busy, and today it was triggered by the attached photo. My searches today brought up your post from 6 years ago. https://goodmorninggloucester.com/tag/merchants-island/