Curlew Pond Article

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Curlew Pond
Location Plymouth, Massachusetts
Coordinates 41°53′25″N 70°41′45″W / 41.89028°N 70.69583°W / 41.89028; -70.69583
CURLEW POND Latitude and Longitude:

41°53′25″N 70°41′45″W / 41.89028°N 70.69583°W / 41.89028; -70.69583
TypePond
Basin countriesUnited States
Surface area43 acres (17 ha)
Average depth11 ft (3.4 m)
Max. depth31 ft (9.4 m)

Curlew Pond is a 43-acre (170,000 m2) natural warm water pond in Plymouth, Massachusetts, located in the Myles Standish State Forest.

Called "Clew Pond" in the 19th century, [1] [2] the pond is located north of Rocky Pond and south of Kings Pond. The average depth is 11 feet (3.4 m) and the maximum depth is 31 feet (9.4 m). The source for this pond is groundwater, and there is no outlet. Access to the pond, suitable for car top boats and canoes, is at the northern shore. There are two beaches located on both sides to the boat access.

About half of the pond is surrounded by the Curlew Pond public camping area of the Myles Standish State Forest, although a number of privately leased cottages ring the northeastern shore of the pond. [3] The southern section is adjacent to the privately owned Blueberry Hill Camping Area. [4]

The pond was in the vicinity of a large forest fire in 1902 which burned thousands of acres of forest. [5]

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References

  1. ^ "Plymouth, MA Quadrangle Southwest". UNH DIMOND LIBRARY. United States Geographical Survey. 1889. Retrieved 23 October 2014.
  2. ^ Report of the Park Commissioners of the Town of Plymouth, Mass. Town of Plymouth. 1896. p. 116. Retrieved 23 October 2014.
  3. ^ Christopher J Girard (July 10, 2011). "3-year-old boy nearly drowns in Plymouth pond". Boston Globe. Boston, MA. Retrieved 23 October 2014.
  4. ^ Patrick Traynor. "Curlewpond.org". Blueberry Hill Camping Area. Retrieved 23 October 2014.
  5. ^ "Cape Fire Still Burning". Boston Post. Boston, MA. May 12, 1902. Retrieved 23 October 2014.