Lout Pond Article

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Lout Pond
Location Plymouth, Massachusetts [1]
Coordinates 41°56′07″N 70°40′15″W / 41.93528°N 70.67083°W / 41.93528; -70.67083
LOUT POND Latitude and Longitude:

41°56′07″N 70°40′15″W / 41.93528°N 70.67083°W / 41.93528; -70.67083
Type kettlehole
Basin countriesUnited States
Surface area18 acres (7.3 ha)
Average depth19 ft (5.8 m)
Max. depth36 ft (11 m)

Lout Pond is an 18-acre (73,000 m2) kettlehole pond in Plymouth, Massachusetts, east of Billington Sea, southeast of Morton Park, and northwest of Cooks Pond. The pond has an average depth of 19 feet (5.8 m) and a maximum depth of 36 feet (11 m). The northern and southern shores have been developed extensively. Cranberry bogs are along the western shore, and Billington Street runs along the eastern shore. Parking is available along the side of the road; however, due to the steep bank only canoes and car top boats can be launched, electric motors only.

"Lout" is a name derived from the Latin lout, meaning "clay" or "mud". [2]

References

  1. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Lout Pond
  2. ^ Davis, William Thomas (1883). Ancient Landmarks of Plymouth: Part I. Historical Sketch and Titles of Estates. Part II. Genealogical Register of Plymouth Families. A. Williams. p. 152.

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