Duck Island ready

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Duck Island ready - NEW ISLAND IN LAKE IS READY FOR WILD DUCK The...
NEW ISLAND IN LAKE IS READY FOR WILD DUCK The island In th middle of Lake Merritt. 100 by 00 feet in dimensions, will be completed tomorrow afternoon by the municipal dredge. The dredge will then retire, according to Admiral Tom Altken. flag-officer of th municipal fleet, and the ducks of Lake Merritt may thereafter disport themselves upon the Island. Landscape Architect Howard Gllkey is arranging, some land- scape for the Island In the future, making It not onl yattractlve to the ducks but striking to th human eye as welt. The new island, som time ago, wa. Informally named - Gllkey" Island.-. In honor of th landscape architect; but Gilkey . asserts h , does not Seek this honor and has re-named X v'Duck Island," which will be on the map of Oal land herearter. "Duck IslshdV Official t career as part of the city of Oakland will begin tomorrow, at 6 p. m.

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  1. Oakland Tribune,
  2. 08 May 1923, Tue,
  3. Page 22

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