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The museum is now closed for the season. It will reopen next June.








Open June 1 to September 1, from 10:00 to 5:00.

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Maurice Hirtle's house and wharf on Bushen Island


Covey Island is home to the old Covey Island Boatworks building (below). The company has since moved to Petite Riviere on the mainland, but their original building still stands today. Two families used to live on the Island.


Also Known As: Outer Hirtle Island


Historically, Hirtle Island was home to many Hirtles. Four families once lived there.


Ralph Hirtle’s house


Ralph Hirtle’s fish store


Mansfield Hirtle’s house (upper left), wharf (right) and his boat Moving On (bottom left).


Willard Bush’s house


Harry Hirtle’s house


Old Covey Island Boatworks