Alewives 5K and 10K Races

Alewives 5K and 10K Races
From USD $20.00
  • Duration: 1 Hours (approx.)
  • Location: Damariscotta Mills, Maine
  • Product code: AL

Damariscotta Mills, Maine is home of Maine’s oldest fish ladder and most productive alewife fishery. The fish ladder was constructed by the Towns of Nobleboro and Newcastle in 1807 at the state’s request after mills had blocked access to the fresh water falls for nearly a century. In 2007, after two centuries of use, the fish ladder needed a major restoration and the project was initiated by the Towns in collaboration with the Nobleboro Historical Society. Restoration of the fish ladder is critical to the health of the Damariscotta River alewife stocks. Come race with us and help restore the fish ladders!