(Woon ahs kwa tuck it = where the salt water ends)
The River played a powerful role in Rhode Island's progression from pioneer to national leader in the American Industrial Revolution. This rich industrial heritage left behind dams that prevent the passage of fish-such as herring, shad, and eel-that need to move between fresh and saltwater to spawn.
The Woonasquatucket River Watershed Council's mission to reclaim this River as a natural, historic, and recreational resource includes returning these fish to the river through the restoration of fish passages.
Follow the river upstream and you may see great blue herons, painted turtles, kingfishers, red-tailed hawks and the first fish ladder at Rising Sun Mills.
Location. 41° 49.754′ N, 71° 25.445′ W. Marker is in Providence, Rhode Island, in Providence County. Marker is on Promenade Street just west of Bath Street, on the left when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Providence RI 02909, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance
Categories. • Waterways & Vessels •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 16, 2012, by Bryan Simmons of Attleboro, Massachusetts. This page has been viewed 460 times since then and 39 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on July 16, 2012, by Bryan Simmons of Attleboro, Massachusetts. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.