26 May 2014

• A Look Back At Shad On the Connecticut River

“…by 1847 a few enterprising men from Vermont and Boston were planning the construction of a 60-foot hydropower dam at Hadley Falls — based on the success of the Lowell and Lawrence mill towns on the Merrimack River, north of Boston — a partition across the river that neither shad nor the few vestiges of salmon could surmount.

”The abundant commercial food supply of the early-19th century fish migrations would fade into a planned industrial grid of the soon-to-be chartered city of Holyoke….

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