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Starve Island is an island located in Lake Erie. The 2-acre island is about a mile south of South Bass Island. In normal weather conditions, it is visible for only a mile or two, as some rocks and a few shrubs poking up from the lake, and is the smallest of the Lake Erie Islands. The island can be seen from the top of Perry’s Victory and International Peace Memorial in Put-in-Bay.
It is said that the island gets its name from a sailor’s fate upon the island following a shipwreck. Variant names for the island include Dinner Island and Glacial Island.
The Starve Island Reef is located approximately one mile further south of Starve Island.