For years I have looked at these ruins from a distance, but it was only recently that I rowed in to take a closer look. On the northwest side of Norwalk's, Sheffield Island are the remains of a foundation and dock that are now part of the Stewart McKinney National Wildlife Refuge. I do not know much about it's history other than it suppossedly burned in the 1940-50's. Depending on sources, it was either a resort or a private estate. Remarkably, vandalism and graffiti seemed relatively minimal.
In The Field: Sheffield Island
Norwalk.org: Norwalk Islands
Soundbounder: Sheffield Lighthouse