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Medford Historical Society Papers, Volume 17., Medford Smelt and Smelt Brooks. (search)
ing inquiries which suggest two of our following articles. Our correspondent, a former Medford boy, writes I was familiar with [Meeting-house] brook in 1840. It was a capital smelt brook, and we caught many in our hands. In another letter he says, I used to catch smelts in Whitmore brook. Another and older Medford boy, Caleb Swan, has left the following written record of December, 1855:— Meeting-house brook rises north of Mr. Dudley Hall's land, and east of Mr. Swan's woods called Ram-head. It runs through Mr. Peter C. Hall's farm, and through Mr. Swan's meadow, and unites with the creek from the river by the old meeting-house lot owned by Mr. Swan. In April, immense numbers of smelts come up from the river and creek into the brook. They are taken in scoop-nets by the boys, early in the morning, in great quantities. They are a very sweet and delicious fish, [of] long slender shape and bright silvery sides; 6 to 8 inches long, and 6 to 10 weigh a pound. . . . Dr. Swan