Saturday, August 20, 2016

Paddling Pequoig

Was driving to a launch site on the Millers River this morning and trying to recall the Native American name for the area when I looked at the pictured building and saw the name... Pequoig.
The building was once the Pequoig Hotel but is now the Pequoig House apartments.  Good to see that the original copper facade was kept when the building was renovated.

I launched at the Alan E. Rich Environmental Park and found the Pequoig (aka Millers) to be just as low on water as the rivers in my area.  Shallow and rocky sections above and below the railroad bridge required walking alongside my boat...

Went down a little beyond the Daniel Shays Highway bridge where good-sized rocks were plentiful...

Streams entering the river were down to a trickle...

Came across an old medicine bottle (broken) and a glass insulator...

...as well as this possible hatchet head...

Also encountered a considerable amount of plastic containers and polystyrene cups...

2 comments:

George said...

Cool insulator, nice find. Love that copper facade too. Keep doin' what you do!

Trashpaddler said...

Thanks George