THE CURTIS OAK IN MIDDLETON

THE CURTIS OAK IN MIDDLETON

Water Closet for June 29, 2018   A huge white oak, Quercus alba, in Middleton, one-tenth a mile from the Ipswich River, still stands after four centuries.  For over 16 human generations, surrounded by people who liked to cut down this valuable oak species for ships,...
LOWELL’S  BOAT SHOP TO CURZON’S MILL BY DORY

LOWELL’S  BOAT SHOP TO CURZON’S MILL BY DORY

Water Closet for June 22, 2018      Two old-timers, former members of the Rings Island Rowing Club, borrowed a dory from Lowell’s Boat Shop and along with two old friends rowed up the Merrimack River on the tides to the Artichoke River and back.  Old in the previous...

MOST OF OUR BIOSPHERE IS WATER

  Water Closet for June 15, 2018 For over half a century TV nature and news shows have featured marine biologist and diver Silvia Earle.  This spunky octogenarian has inspired hundreds to study our oceans.  Oceans are now made up in part of plastics from the size of...
WHAT A RIVER!  WHAT A TEAM!

WHAT A RIVER!  WHAT A TEAM!

Water Closet for May 11, 2018      On Sunday April 22, the 56th anniversary of Earth Day, a few Middleton Stream Teamers and friends paddled the Ipswich River for the first time this year.  The ice had been gone a month; the water temperature was up to 50 F.  Last...