Hatchery Improvements – Sunderland MA

Description

WPA Bulletin, 1937:

“Work of a WPA crew here will increase the output of the state fish hatchery 30 per cent, according to Louis Horst, hatchery superintendent.
Last year the hatchery distributed 100,000 live trout, five to eight inches in length, 100,000 which were seven to twelve inches in length and 200,000 smaller trout, the latter planted in feeder streams.
An increase of 30 per cent, over these figures will mean a considerable boon to the sport of trout fishing in Massachusetts.
The project at the fish hatchery has built four ponds, each 125 by 40 feet, a catch pool, four small ponds, 15 side outlets in pools for draining, 2000 feet of irrigation ditches, two bridges, each 18 feet long with stone abutments and a gravel roadway that encloses the entire hatchery.
A pond 120 by 40 feet is now under construction and there is enough work at the hatchery to keep the 22 men on the project busy a year, according to the superintendent.”

Source notes

Works Progress Bulletin, Massachusetts: Jun. 1, 1937 (pg. 4).
http://archive.org/details/worksprogressbul3637unit

Project originally submitted by Evan Kalish on January 29, 2017.

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Location Info


559 Amherst Rd.
Sunderland, MA 01375

Coordinates: 42.437212, -72.552315

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