The Atlantic Salmon History Project is a reference source for
historic documents that illustrate the character, abundance and decline
of the Atlantic salmon and other native migratory fish species in the rivers
of New England.
How Salmon Ascended Caratunk Falls, Kennebec River. Status of Maine Rivers, 1864. Connecticut River Blackstone River Cotuhtikut (Taunton) River Merrimack River Saco River Sebasticook River Presumpscot River Crooked River and Sebago Lake Androscoggin River Kennebec River St. Georges River Penobscot River Union River Prospect Stream, Gouldsborough Tunk Stream Narraguagus River Machias River East Machias River Cobscook or Orange River Dennys and Pennamaquan Rivers Little River or Boyden Stream St. Croix River Grocery store ads for Penobscot River Atlantic Salmon, c. 1909-1934. Documentary History of the Alewife in Maine and New England (pdf file). Documentary History of the Migratory Fishes of the Saint Croix River (pdf file). A History of Dam Number Five on Cobbosseecontee Stream, Gardiner Maine (pdf file). Maine Pickled Salmon, Shad and Alewife Record for 1810 (hi-res jpeg file). The Migratory Fishes of the Saco River (2002 Report for USFWS).
Historical Photos of Maine Atlantic Salmon Rivers. The From-Life Paintings of Maine Atlantic Salmon by Walter H. Rich, c. 1912-1922.
This archive is a work in progress. Documents are regularly
added, so check back often.
Please address questions, additions, suggestions or comments to Douglas
Watts at firstname.lastname@example.org
The Atlantic Salmon History Project is a project of Kennebec Reborn, Inc., a non-profit public charitable organization based in Augusta, Maine. You can make a secure, tax-deductible donation to help maintain and expand this archive through PayPal.