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Location: Bannerman Island, Fishkill, Dutchess county
RuinsOld foundations / ruins / lost historyWineryVisitors are not welcome or need to make special arrangements. May be unsafe, keep your distance.Historic BuildingsHistoric Buildings or other significant historic value

A tiny jewel in the setting of the Hudson Highlands is called Pollepel, now familiarly known as Bannerman Island. Once an uninhabited place, accessible only by boat, it was considered haunted by some Indian tribes and thus became a refuge for those trying to escape them. These superstitions and others promoted by later Dutch sailors make for many fanciful tales. Even the name Pollepel (Polopel) originated with a legend about a young girl named (Polly) Pell who was romantically rescued from the breaking river ice and landed on the island shore, where she was promptly married to her sweetheart, who rescued her and her companion. The island was thereafter called Pollepel.

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