Buck Island (British Virgin Islands)
Buck Island, British Virgin Islands
|British Overseas Territory||British Virgin Islands|
A former owner had begun to build a bridge between Buck Island and the mainland of Tortola, but construction ceased when it was discovered that under British Virgin Islands law that would create a right in favour of the general public to cross the bridge and use the island's beaches. Accordingly, he stopped and the bridge was never completed.
The island also has an obsolete airstrip on it, which is now in ruins.
Curiously, in the adjacent United States Virgin Islands there are two other islets which go by the name "Buck Island" - Buck Island Reef National Monument near St. Croix and Buck Island National Wildlife Refuge near St. Thomas.