It was his first visit to this body of water which, before the building of Wachusett and Quabbin Reservoirs, provided drinking water to the city of Boston.
Coincidentally, Wikipedia mentions that the civil engineer who performed the survey and plan for Cochituate's use as a water supply was James F. Baldwin. James was the son of Loammi Baldwin who designed the Middlesex Canal and Shawsheen Aqueduct
Trash was refreshingly light today as can be seen in this photo...
Total was 18 pieces and these consisted of 9 recyclable containers (3 redeemable) and 9 pieces of miscellaneous rubbish such as a deflated floatable, plastic bag, bait tubs, etc. YTD total stands at 3893.