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Did the floating island float away?

If you’ve walked through the Inner Harbor lately, you may have noticed that the Aquarium’s floating island is missing! You may be wondering… did it float away? Is it vacationing in warmer, more-island-friendly climes? Has it been… dun dun dunnn… STOLEN?

Well, there is no Inner Harbor island-harboring thief on the loose. Conservation staff members removed it from the water because, after a year and a half, it needed a bit of repair and cleanup that could not be done easily or safely from the water.

The island getting towed out of the Inner Harbor

With the help of Baltimore City’s Department of Public Works trash boat and the Fire Department’s fire and rescue boat, it was moved to Fort McHenry.

As the water was too shallow for the boat, a Conservation team member pulled the floating island into shore in 40-degree water.

So, our island is not “LOST”… we just moved it temporarily. In the spring, it will be towed back to its original place and will again be visible, repair completed, and ready to provide habitat to all kinds of local critters.

At rest in the Fort McHenry wetlands


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