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    Alewife migration to China Lake 10-31-21 - Rich Abrahamson/Morning Sentinel | of | Share this photo

    Workers use an excavator Oct. 14 to complete the new fishway at the China Lake Outlet Dam in Vassalboro. It was the last step in a years-long process to allow alewives to again migrate from the ocean to China Lake.

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    Landis Hudson of Maine Rivers holds a photo Oct. 14 of alewives near the fishway along the China Lake Outlet Stream at Olde Mill Place in Vassalboro. Maine Rivers has been working to remove obstacles to the alewife migration from the ocean to China Lake.

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    Matt Streeter with Maine Rivers is shown earlier this month at the site of the former Masse Dam in Vassalboro. Streeter and Maine Rivers were instrumental in removing obstacles to the alewife migrating upriver to China Lake.

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    A fishway is shown recently near the Ladd Dam in Vassalboro.

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    Matt Streeter of Maine Rivers is shown earlier this month at the former Masse Dam in Vassalboro.

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    The site of the former Masse Dam is seen in Vassalboro.

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    The Box Mill fishway is shown along the outlet stream that runs past Olde Mill Place at 934 Main St in Vassalboro. The fishway is designed to allow alewives to migrate to China Lake.

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    A great blue heron is seen Oct. 14 near the entrance to the fishway at the Ladd Dam in Vassalboro.

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    Raymond Breton is shown Oct. 14 near the fishway along the China Lake Outlet Stream at Olde Mill Place in Vassalboro. Breton owns Olde Mill Place and worked with Yarmouth-based Maine Rivers to install the fishway.

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