niendstedt island: Treasure Island, New Jersey - 04/20/12 08:18 AM
In May 1888, Robert Louis Stevenson spent about a month in Brielle, New Jersey along the Manasquan River. On the river, just north of Point Pleasant, NJ, is a small wooded island, then commonly known as "Osborn Island". One day Stevenson visited the island and was so impressed he whimsically re-christened it "Treasure Island" and carved his initials into a bulkhead. This took place five years after he had completed the novel, Treasure Island. To this day, many still refer to the island as such.
The Manasquan River is a 26.5-mile-long waterway in central New Jersey. It flows from central Monmouth County, beginning … (4 comments)