HERRING TOURISM IN MASSACHUSETTS
Bourne Bridge on the Cape:
If you are feeling a tad tired, take a break at about halfway along the path to consider the fate of the lowly herring. Here, the Army Corps of Engineers has set up a ladder that enables the fish each spring — a quarter-million last year — to fulfill their destiny: spawning in Great Herring Pond in Plymouth. Some travel more than 1,000 miles to return to the place they were hatched; most don’t make it back to sea.
Thanks to my good friend Lisa Bellin in Newton, MA for this blog entry