Saturday, August 21, 2010
Sudbury River - Egg Rock to Heath's Bridge and Return
At the Meeting of the Rivers
And along the Banks
Lived the Indian owners of
Before the White Man came
The early rays of daybreak had not yet reached down to the above inscription at the base of Egg Rock as I went about my work trash patrolling the area. The shoreline within sight of Egg Rock has been visited by many shore fishermen recently. This was evidenced by the large number of bait tubs and other fishing paraphernalia recovered from the northwest side of the Sudbury/Assabet/Concord confluence...
At Heath's Bridge all crew, passengers, and stowaways went ashore for some leg stretching...
Half of today's trash was recovered within eyesight of Egg Rock. The remainder was mostly stuff that had only recently become exposed as water levels dropped. A couple of old bottles were found. One was a blue-glass Keasbey & Mattison Co., Amber, PA that may have contained their most popular product Bromo-Caffeine. Another was an old bottle of Phillip's Milk of Magnesia with a patent date of August 21, 1906. It struck me as more than a little odd that today is, in fact, August 21. The two old timers are shown with a long-neck Coke bottle...