Another question we had was, “what town is Ram Island part of?” Noank, Mystic, Stonington? While much closer to Noank it is actually part of Stonington. Here we were trying to leave town and all we got was a change of scenery, and no sheep. Sorry Benj.
Wikipedia has this to say about Ram Island: Ram Island is a small 20-acre (81,000 m2) island off the coast of Mystic, Connecticut. It is located in the Town of Stonington, approximately 1 mile (1.6 km) offshore, between Mystic and Fishers Island. Once called Mystic Island, it was formerly the site of an exclusive Victorian era hotel resort at which steamships from Boston and New York City stopped twice a day. At its heyday the hotel played host to a world lightweight bare-knuckle boxing championship. By the 1920s, the hotel had fallen into disrepair and was completely destroyed in the New England Hurricane of 1938. A motel was later built that catered to transient boaters. Currently, the island is a private residence.
The tiny bight (bay) is perfect for a quick respite or lunch stop and while Ortolan was the first to arrive, 5 or 6 others came and went before we headed off to Niantic.