Barrow Island now serves as the City's potter's field, but it has been the site of burials going back even to pre-colonial times. It's located close to Empire Island in the Wyrd River. Despite it's proximity, there are no bridges with the island as their destination.
The Mortuary Division of the City Department of Hospitals ships an average of around 200 corpses to the island weekly (as well as amputated limbs) from it's offices at Blackmoore Hospital. The simple and unadorned pine boxes are laid three deep with a marker inscribed with a code by the barrow men.
The public is allowed limited visitation to the island. A ferry leaves from a terminal at the end of 14th Street. Ferries leave from the terminal at ten in the morning and two in the afternoon. The return trips from the Barrow Island docks leave at noon and four. Non-official visitors at other times require special permission.
Here's a rough map of the island (scale: 1 in.=600 ft.):
The dark paths are paved or cobbled roads. The lighter ones are trails or less well-kept routes. The building at the junction of the paths is the mortuary headquarters. Here photos and descriptions are kept on the unidentified bodies in the potter's fields, as well as older burial records of the other cemeteries (if they exist). The buildings behind it are storage and some staff quarters, and the power plant (a former crematorium).
There are other buildings on the island: the decaying remnants of the former settlement and the shanties of barrow men.
In the south of the island, the dashed line represents the path of the Wychwire Bridge. One support column of the bridge stands on the island and houses an elevator down from the bridge that can only be accessed with a key.
At night, when the barrow men cluster around their campfires and tell their macabre tales, the island becomes a more dangerous place. Various forms of undead have been known lurk amid its crypts and mausoleums. Ghouls (not undead--but cannibalistic) occasionally make in-rounds onto the isle before the Barrow Men can drive them off. If the tales of the barrow men are to be believed, stranger less well-known horrors are sometimes encountered--but of course, the barrow men don't let truth get in the way of a good story.