Generations of Westporters have swum in, skated on or otherwise enjoyed Nash’s Pond.
The “modern” pond was formed in 1879, when the Nash family erected a dam and 3 icehouses. Workers harvested ice each winter. It was stored through summer, sawed into blocks, then sent to New York for sale.
In 1937 — after the ice business, but before most homes were built along “Nash’s Woods and Pond” — it looked like this:
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