Salmon stocked in Lake Alice almost a half century ago

Posted 18 April 2014 at 12:00 am

By Bill Lattin, Orleans County Historian

WATERPORT – On April 2, 1969, Edward D. Holmes of Region 8 Department of Environmental Conservation in Avon and Kenneth Rush of Waterport (right) are shown stocking the first salmon (Coho) in Orleans County.

The site was on the north side of Lake Alice just east of the Route 279 bridge over Oak Orchard River in Waterport.