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

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.