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Busy Sunday on the river

As potentially dangerous overcrowding continues at sites along the Housatonic River and at ponds and lakes in the county, Senior Reporter Patrick L. Sullivan has begun to keep a log of observations of river usage. This log only reflects the moments when he was on or near the river and is not a complete list of usage.

 


Despite signs saying that the Great Falls on the Housatonic River are closed to the public, visitors pushed aside caution signs and went around closed gates. Photo by Patrick L. Sullivan and Alexander Wilburn

Despite dangers and signs, crowds at the falls

AMESVILLE — Last week’s closing of the Great Falls recreation areas had little effect as people simply ignored signs and barriers on Sunday, July 12.

The Housatonic River at the Great Falls is between the Amesville section of Salisbury on one side and the town of Canaan (Falls Village) on the other. 

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