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Sampsons Pond

Location  Carver, Massachusetts
Surface area  310 acres (130 ha)
Settlements  South Carver
Mean depth  2.74 m
Cities  South Carver
Basin countries  United States
Average depth  9 ft (2.7 m)
Area  125 ha
Max. depth  14 ft (4.3 m)
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Similar  Glen Charlie Pond, Curlew Pond, Lake Nippenicket, Myles Standish State For, Watuppa Ponds

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Sampsons Pond (also called Sampson’s Pond and Sampson Pond) is a 310-acre (1.3 km2) warm water infertile pond in Carver, Massachusetts, in the South Carver section of town, southwest of Dunham Pond. The pond has an average depth of nine feet and a maximum depth of 14 feet (4.3 m). The water is clear with a transparency of 12 feet (3.7 m). Access to the pond is a paved launching ramp off Lake View St. suitable for trailer boats. Although there is no launching fee, the Town of Carver requires a sticker for one to park on town land next to the ramp.

Map of Sampson Pond, Carver, MA 02330, USA

A little known fact is that Sampsons pond was once a marsh. During the early 19th century Carver was a big producer of what is called bog iron. Sampsons pond was dug out for its iron ore. Much of the iron was used in making cannonballs during the War of 1812. This accounts for the rusty color seen in the water, as well as the pieces of ore that can be found in the area. Crane Brook Restaurant and Tea Room, an exclusive restaurant at 229 Tremont Street is the site of the former foundry.

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There have been reports of a large snapping turtle in the pond, named Sampson, after the pond.

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References

Sampsons Pond Wikipedia


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