Name That American Island

The following article is from the new book Uncle John’s Uncanny Bathroom Reader.

(Image credit: Ken Curtis)

Did you know that there are 18,617 named islands in the U.S. and its territories? Neither did we! Here are some interesting stories behind the names of some of those islands.STATEN ISLANDIn 1609, English explorer Henry Hudson, sailing under a Dutch flag, sailed into New York Bay. (He wasn’t the first European to explore the region; that honor goes to Italian explorer Giovanni da

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