Thursday, August 9, 2012

A River Returns

Today, the impoundment continues to drain, and the old channel is beginning to appear. Project partners spent the day meeting with media and documenting the progress. Mary Griffin, Commissioner of the Massachusetts Department of Fish and Game was on site to speak with reporters. Yesterday, Save The Bay was on hand to speak with Channel 12 in Providence. An industrial archaeologist was on site today to document parts of the old Hopewell Mill that can be seen in the earthen embankment of the dam. This photo shows what was once one of the interior walls of the mill.