Cochran Bird Sanctuary Bobby Thompson Pond

Title:
  • Cochran Bird Sanctuary Bobby Thompson Pond
Creator:
  • Sprattler, Timothy
Description:
  • This pond was made into a swimming hole in 1942 and was named for Robert Torrey Thompson, P. A. Class of 1936, who died in a training accident as a member of the Army Air Corps April 9, 1941. It was called the Bobby Thompson Pond and its sandy beach was constructed using sand from Crane's Beach in Ipswich. In 1955, a hot dry summer caused the school to stop pumping fresh water into the pond and it became contaminated and was closed to swimming. This view is from the spillway going from the Bobby Thompason Pond down to the Duck Pond.
Date:
  • 2010
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Publisher:
  • Andover, Mass. : Phillips Academy
Rights:
  • Communications Department Phillips Academy

Citation

Sprattler, Timothy, “Cochran Bird Sanctuary Bobby Thompson Pond,” NOBLE Digital Heritage, accessed August 17, 2017, http://digitalheritage.noblenet.org/noble/items/show/6084.

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