We went to visit the Blackstone Gorge, also know as Roaring Dam. It’s an old dam on Blackstone River. As for all the dams, there was a dying and fabric making factory there, so behind the dam, there’s a lot of horribly polluted earth that the dam protects.

And yet, it’s beautiful. A gorge, the water. The day we were there, the kayakers were out enjoying the fine weather.

So this is an official gorge, the real deal, as it were. And these are the pictures we took while we  there. Well, some of the pictures. Marilyn has a few dozen more still waiting for processing. Winter is coming. She’ll get to it.

Author: Garry Armstrong

As a reporter for Channel 7 in Boston for 31 years, I was witness to most of the major events affecting the region. I met a lot of people ... politicians, actors, moguls, criminals and many regular folks caught up in extraordinary situations. Sometimes, I write about the people I've met and places I've been. Sometimes, I write about life, my family, my dogs and me. Or what might otherwise be called Life.


    1. It is lovely. So weird to realize that all of these dams were originally the site of factories — America’s first factories. The Blackstone was one of the world’s most polluted rivers in the 1970s and it isn’t clean yet.

      Better. Much better. They can’t remove the dams because behind them are tons of hazardous waste soil from the old factories. Amazing how much damage those 19th century dye and weaving plants did … and especially, tanning factories. Now that all the industry is long gone, we’ve got fish and birds and there are places you can even swim. 50 years of cleansing and many more to go.

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