Learn about Wellfleet's significant herring industry in the 1800's, and how its profits paid for most of the town's expenses. This talk, presented by FHR Board member Lisbeth Wiley Chapman, will give you an idea of how productive the Herring River once was, why the river was diked at Chequessett Neck Road, and the impact the diking had on the health of the river. Minimal walking is involved along the banks of the Herring River at Bound Brook Island, and Lisbeth will share her photos of the area in the late 1800's and early 1900's.
This walk is free and open to the public and will begin at the small parking lot where the Herring River goes under Bound Brook Island Road (near the Atwood-Higgins House sign). Additional parking will be on the roadside. Be sure to wear tick repellent clothing and bring mosquito repellent and plenty of sunscreen.
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Space is limited to 10 participants. Social distancing protocols will be observed.