Champlain Society Report of the Ichthyological Department, Cambridge, 1880

Contributed by Mount Desert Island Historical Society


The Champlain Society was a group of Harvard students who camped and studied the natural world on Mount Desert Island in the 1880's.

The 1880 report from the Ichthyological Department, was led and submitted by Edward L. Rand. The report details the group's scientific findings related to the fish of Mount Desert Island.

Of note are statements about the decline of certain species, like brook trout, due to "reckless fishermen"' and the diminished numbers of herring, "owing to the wanton destruction of the young fish."

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  • Title: Champlain Society Report of the Ichthyological Department, Cambridge, 1880
  • Creator: Edward L Rand
  • Creation Date: 1880-11-01
  • Subject Date: 1880
  • Locations:
    • Mount Desert, Hancock County, ME
    • Cambridge, Middlesex County, MA
  • Media: Ink on paper
  • Dimensions: 21 cm x 17 cm
  • Object Type: Text

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