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If you ever wanted to buy an island in Massachusetts, here’s your chance

A 4.25-acre island in Swansea is up for auction this Thursday.

A small island off of Swansea will be up for auction Thursday. With a starting bid of just $20,000, the 4.25-acre island could be yours. 

Situated a few hundred feet off the mainland near Ocean Avenue, Shady Isle, a.k.a. Pleasure Island, used to be the home of a popular event venue, according to The Herald News. Once hosting numerous weddings, parties, and picnics, the island and its five buildings have been closed for more than a decade.

The island is connected to the mainland by a wooden bridge, which some worry is unsafe, according to The Herald News. 

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“I’d like to see it almost like the old days, where it was just the beach where you drove over with your car, and you enjoyed the water and whatnot … and maybe have a banquet and whatnot,” Swansea resident Charles William Doyle Jr. told WJAR.

The auction is set for 4 p.m. Thursday in Swansea.

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