On Noman's Land, a New England Cottontail Colony Flourishes

It started with about a dozen rabbits, dropped off on a remote island that was once used by the military for target practice. Four years on, it’s a bunny paradise.

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Boats Crash Off Noman's Land

No one was injured when two recreational vessels collided south of Noman’s Land Saturday.

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Two Men Missing - Supposed Loss of Life

On Monday, the fifth of July, two men, (Indians) natives of Gay Head, named Amos Jeffers, Jr., and Jeremiah Weeks, proceeded in a Vineyard sailboat on a swordfishing expedition off Noman’s Land. - Nothing has since been heard of them, and as the boat’s mainsail was picked up on Tuesday, the 6th, on Gay Head, the supposition is, the boat was stoven by the sword of a fish, and sank from under them. It is barely possible they were picked up by some vessel; but the impression is general that they have found a watery grave. They were both men of uncommon promise. Mr.

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Government Chooses Hands-Off Approach to Noman’s Land

The tiny island that was used for decades as a bombing range will remain closed to the public as an unstaffed wildlife refuge, with minimal further efforts to remove unexploded munitions.

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Let No Man Mess with Noman’s Land
Augustus Ben David 2nd

Once again there is pressure to spend millions of dollars to clean up Noman’s Land. And once again I say, leave it alone.

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Navy Extends Comment Period for Noman’s Cleanup
Maia Coleman

Facing criticism of a plan to stop clearing unexploded munitions left over from years of target practice on Noman’s island, U.S. Navy officials will take public comment until Nov. 2.

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Navy Seeks Public Comment on Noman’s Remediation Plan

The United States Navy is set to open a public comment period on its proposed remedial action plan for Noman’s island— a 600-acre dot off the coast of Chilmark that was used as a naval gunnery range and aerial bombardment site for much of the 20th century.

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Government Eyes Noman's to Reestablish Cottontail Rabbits
Sara Brown

The small, uninhabited island south of the Vineyard could play a key role in boosting the dwindling population of New England cottontail rabbits.

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Noman’s Land is Free at Last
Mark Alan Lovewell
The bombing of Noman’s Land has ended. Plans are underway to transfer the small island from the U.S. Defense Department to the Department of Interior. By Sept. 1, the Navy will turn the property over to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, which will manage it as a wildlife sanctuary.
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Editorial: Exit the Runic Rock
Vineyard Gazette
We note with some sadness the disappearance of the runic rock of Noman’s Land, yet this is as proper an ending as any for a me­morial to Leif Eriksson which scholars say Leif or any of his men never carved. Noman’s Land is an island of romance and mystery, and has been these many years, but all its tales seem to have an ironic ending.
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