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A Visual History of the Megunticook River with Ken Gross, Megunticook River Speaker Series

Tuesday, April 18, 2023 @ 4:30 pm 5:30 pm

Interested in the history of our local watershed? The library’s own Ken Gross, Associate Director of the library and steward of the Walsh History Center, will be the next presenter for the Megunticook River Citizens Advisory Committee speaker series. On Tuesday, April 18 at 4:30 PM, Ken will present on “A Visual History of the Megunticook River” via Zoom.

This program will take place on Zoom. Click here to register: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_ra6bg3LbQWCwUtrmIsw4tg

Ken’s presentation will cover a brief introduction to the glacial history of the region that allowed the river’s energy to be harvested as power for the early settlers and entrepreneurs of the region. Ken will introduce each of the historic mills, relying on the 1856 and 1875 detailed maps of Camden as well as the extraordinarily detailed Sanborn Insurance Maps from 1888-1923. Ken will also explore his work in the archives to uncover the history of sea-run fish, specifically alewives, in the Megunticook.

Image: “Molyneaux River Waterfall” circa 1898 from the Theresa Parker Babb Collection at the Walsh History Center

The Megunticook River Citizens Advisory Committee provides recommendations to the Select Board to engage with the community, stakeholders, and grant funding agencies, and provide a due diligence process to advance viable options for preserving, improving sustainability, and recommending resiliency outcomes for the Megunticook River and its watershed. Learn more about MRCAC and the speaker series here.

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Camden, ME 04843 United States