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Heiress puts two islands up for sale

A wealthy heiress who has spent $35 million since the late 1990s amassing a collection of nine of the Thimble Islands off Branford, Conn., is now putting two of them up for sale.

Christine Svenningsen on Aug. 27 listed Jepson Island and the larger Belden Island for sale — the first time an entire island in the Thimbles has been for sale in at least the last five years, agents at William Pitt Sotheby’s International Realty in Madison, which has the listing, said.

Island ownership isn’t for everyone and these will certainly cost you.

Jepson Island — about a third of an acre with a 1,000-square-foot, contemporary-style house — carries an asking price of just under $2 million.

Click here to see more photos of Jepson and Belden islands, plus other islands for sale in Connecticut.

Click here for the full report by The Hartford Courant.