The Atlantic Salmon History Project is a reference source for historic documents that illustrate the character, abundance and decline of the Atlantic salmon and other native migratory fish species in the rivers of New England.

Connecticut River
Blackstone River
Cotuhtikut (Taunton) River
Merrimack River
Saco River
Presumpscot River
Crooked River and Sebago Lake
Androscoggin River
Kennebec River
St. Georges River
Penobscot River
Union River
Prospect Stream, Gouldsborough
Tunk Stream
Narraguagus River
Machias River
East Machias River
Cobscook or Orange River
Dennys and Pennamaquan Rivers
Little River or Boyden Stream
St. Croix River

This archive is a work in progress. Documents are regularly added, so check back often.
Please address questions, additions, suggestions or comments to Douglas Watts at