Sitting about 900 feet off Eastward Point, Strong Island is hard to miss. Despite this, the large island just happens to be one of the most exclusive neighborhoods in Chatham.
That’s because the island only has one home. So, who lives on Chatham’s Strong Island? The answer stretches back almost an entire century.
Prior to the mid 1930s, there weren’t any full-time island residents. That’s until a banker purchased the island for his family and built a summer home.
For years, it’s said the family traveled to the island for the summer season. By the early 1950s, though, the banker was ready to put the island on the market once again.
Another family took over, once again using it as a summer destination. Flash forward several years, and the…