Prankers Pond Article

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Prankers Pond
Prankers Pond, Saugus MA.jpg
Location Saugus, Massachusetts
Coordinates 42°28′28″N 71°00′45″W / 42.474540°N 71.012551°W / 42.474540; -71.012551
PRANKERS POND Latitude and Longitude:

42°28′28″N 71°00′45″W / 42.474540°N 71.012551°W / 42.474540; -71.012551
Basin countriesUnited States
Max. length0.8 mi (1.3 km) [1]
Surface elevation26 ft (7.9 m)

Prankers Pond (also Lily Pond or Pranker Pond [1]) is one of the largest lakes in Saugus, Massachusetts, United States. It is the center of a recreational area that also includes hiking and picnicking areas. [2] The pond lies east of U.S. Route 1 and southwest of Birch Pond. [3] Named for Edward Pranker, the owner of the Pranker Mills, who built the dam that created the pond, it lies at 42°28′28″N 71°00′45″W / 42.4745403°N 71.0125512°W / 42.4745403; -71.0125512, at an altitude of 26 feet (8 m). [1]

References

  1. ^ a b c U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Prankers Pond
  2. ^ Saugus Recreational Facilities Archived 2009-05-03 at the Wayback Machine., Saugus, 2000. Accessed 2008-08-22.
  3. ^ Prankers Pond Essex County, HomeTownLocator.com, 2008. Accessed 2008-08-22.