Dundee Dam Fish Story, June 7, 1877 Reading Times PA
ACHES OF DEAD FISH. Tens and tens of thousands of dead fish line the banks of the Passaic River, New Jersey. Above aud below the Dundee dam, near the city of Passaic, the waters are polluted. For distance of a dozen miles above 1 atersnn down to Dundee dam dead bah are every where. The sharp turns and eddies of the stream are crowded with them, come esti mate the number among the millions. Above Little Falls, between Mead's Basin aud the elebrated Passaic Falls, the dead fish have icen taken out by the cartload and used in trenches as a fertilizer. An ancient and fish ke smell' sweeps for a considerable distance trom the hanks. JNear the river the stench something beyond the endurance of even Cape Codder. Fora distance ot fifty feet anywhere along ihe shore of Dundee Lake one may count from fifty to one hundred dead fish Into a turn of Ihe river, back ol Van Kiper i place, thousands of the fish had been blown or drilled, mid lor a space of fifty feet square one could hardly see the water for the floating tish, which might be gathered by the car load ihe mortality among the fash began about week ago They appear to be mostly roach yellow bass and suckers. The pickerel, eels and catfish either sink when dead or are not af fected.