Many years ago a hermit lived on Shamrock Island. It is said that he was a botanist and that he introduced many new species of plants to the Island, including those for which it is named. When he died in 1917, it was discovered that he was actually a member of the Russian Nobility. Rumors spread that he had buried royal treasures on the Island but nothing was ever found. Today the area around Shamrock Island and Shamrock Cove is a favorite among local fishermen.