whale Herring Run | Sea Cape Cod by Michael Mosier

Sea Cape Cod by Michael Mosier

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May 19, 2009

Herring Run

Filed under: Blog — Michael @ 10:10 am

Every May, the Herring run from the Bay of Cape Cod up a little river towards the Mill Stone Pond in Brewster off of route 6A.  At the top of the hill, sits a pond that exists because of a dam that was built over a century and a half ago.  The Herring, like salmon in Alaska, swim up stream to spawn.  As they do, the seagulls feast.  Like the Grizzly Bear in the west, they literally catch them in mid-air creating a sight rarely seen in nature.  Hundreds of screaming seagulls feed on the Herring, like this fellow, who will eat as much as he can and still manage to fly.  The little wheel of the ancient mill was powered by the water flowing down about 26 vertical feet, providing food, clothing and other essentials for the early pioneers of this blessed area of the world.  It is a sight to behold.    Peace M

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