STRETCHES of rugged New England coast---great
grey boulders and ledges---lovely quiet inlets and beaches—green ocean
waters, clear and clean as crystal---groves of ancient trees---hillside
grasses rippling in the cool, salty winds of the Atlantic.
Masons Island is the island you have dreamed
of---picturesque and unspoiled---preserved for the recreation and
enjoyment of those who love nature and wish to dwell comfortably and
conveniently amid beautiful surroundings.
For years this veritable paradise of the
coast was known only to artists who came from many parts of the world to
paint its beauties; to fishermen, and to succeeding generations of Masons
who lived on the island and zealously guarded it against any change until
the deaths of John and Andrew, the hermit brothers, the last of the
A few years ago several hundred acres of the
shore front were purchased from the Mason brothers estate by Gurdon S.
Allyn and W. Ellery Allyn, the third generation of Allyns to be
identified with Masons Island.
Masons Island is not a new project but
this is the first year that slow and careful planning has sufficiently
matured to permit the
offering of land on a large scale. During this time, as many sales as were
desirable have been made absolutely without sales effort. Complete
topographical surveys had to be made and extensive preliminary development
Views of Masons Island
Among those now owning summer homes are:
State Senator Cyrus W. Loutrel,
President National Lock Washer Co., Newark, N. J.
John P. Wilbur, Commission Merchant,
New York City.
Lester D. Beronda, Artist, and
President House of Bede, New York City.
Herbert M. Stoops, Illustrator,
Hearst Publications, New York City.
Murray P. Bewley, Portrait Painter,
New York City.
Henry Allen, Postmaster, Patterson,
N. J. and former State Senator.
Schuyler Horn, National Lock Washer
Co., Newark. N. J.
Howard Horn, Insurance Broker, New
Dr. Warren Young, Little Falls, N.
Dr. John Debroit, New York City.
Douglas Ryan, Illustrator, New York
Garrett Price, Illustrator, New York
Charles A. VanWinkle, President,
Rutherford Trust Co.; President, Rutherford Building and Loan Association.
Arthur Van Winkle, Real Estate, Rutherford, N. J.
Mystic is a beautiful New England Village,
the business center of the summer life of this section---its shops and
markets make daily deliveries to the island---ice and milk included.
Here, in short, is everything that makes life
happy, pleasant and comfortable.
Churches, schools, stores and theaters but
fifteen minutes from the property.
Exclusiveness is unusual by the fact that the
town road ends not the ‘‘Saltair’’ property; control of roads on the
island is retained for the exclusive use of property owners and their
The Ranger Oaks, said by Ranger, the artist,
to be the most painted trees in the country.
SITUATED in the heart of the most
exclusive summer residence section in America.
Two and a half nautical miles to the south
across Fishers Island Sound is the famous Fishers Island Club development,
which has involved the expenditure of millions of dollars already in the
Five miles to the east is Watch Hill, famous
millionaire colony; a few miles beyond that Narragansett Pier and Newport.
Six miles to the west is New London, widely
known summer resort, yachting center, and site of the Yale-Harvard boat
Unequalled boating facilities---from canoeing
in the scenic Mystic River, small boat sailing in Fishers Island Sound to
ocean yachting three miles east in the Atlantic. Three miles west is Long
Island Sound the ‘‘Yachtsman ‘s Paradise.’’
Excellent salt water fishing is found in all
directions, and in the fall, flights of migratory birds provide splendid
Stonington Manor Golf Course is two and
one-half miles by State road and the famous Shennecosset course at Eastern
Point is only six miles from Masons Island.
Unusual accessability exists on account of
the nearness to the State trunk line cement highways at Mystic---less than
a mile of town road connects the Boston Post Road to Masons Island,
passing over the site of the old ‘‘Riding Way’’ built generations ago to
form a connection across the arm of the Mystic River that forms the
"SALTAIR" MASONS ISLAND
This section lies directly
front of the mansion house, the ancestral home of the Masons. These are
the choicest building sites on the island, having
insure attractive homes and desirable
Showing Fresh Water Lake, 50 yards from
beach and twenty feet above---fed by never-failing springs.
The road is characteristic of the type of
roads leading to all parts of the island, stone base but natural effect.
A carefree summer awaits you
It lies within your reach - - -
Ten minutes by automobile to the Mystic
station of the New York, New Haven and Hartford Railroad, a stop for
the shore line express trains between New York and Boston.
From New London a nightly steamboat
service to new York, by the large steamers of the New London Line.
The Masons Island Co.
G. S. ALLYN, W. ELLERY ALLYN
Masons Island Phone, Mystic 850
Sole Selling Agents
Dugan & Hurley
19 TORWOOD STREET 29 WAYLAND
MASONS ISLAND CO.
NEW LONDON, CONN.
G. F. TINGLEY, MYSTIC, CONN.