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A view looking west of part of a (Credit: Joseph D. Sullivan)

A view looking west of part of a mile-long hand-dug trench that parallels the Connetquot River and was used to breed trout. The Friends of Connetquot is planning to restore and renovate the Nicoll Grist Mill and the fish hatchery with $150,000 in state economic development funds. (Jan. 4, 2013)

Connetquot hatchery

Friends of Connetquot, a nonprofit that was awarded a $150,000 state regional economic development grant last month, plans to revive the hatchery and restore a 1700s-era grist mill at the state park.

A view looking west of part of a
(Credit: Joseph D. Sullivan)

A view looking west of part of a mile-long hand-dug trench that parallels the Connetquot River and was used to breed trout. The Friends of Connetquot is planning to restore and renovate the Nicoll Grist Mill and the fish hatchery with $150,000 in state economic development funds. (Jan. 4, 2013)

The Friends of Connetquot is going to restore
(Credit: Joseph D. Sullivan)

The Friends of Connetquot is going to restore and renovate the Nicoll Grist Mill and the fish hatchery with $150,000 in state economic development funds. (Jan. 4, 2013)

A canal alongside a hatchery house used for
(Credit: Joseph D. Sullivan)

A canal alongside a hatchery house used for farming trout. The Friends of Connetquot is going to restore and renovate the Nicoll Grist Mill and the hatchery with $150,000 in state economic development funds. (Jan. 7, 2013)

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Robert Labuski, chairman of the board of the
(Credit: Joseph D. Sullivan)

Robert Labuski, chairman of the board of the Friends of Connetquot, and Edith Wilson, board member, stand at a spillway along the Connetquot River with the Nicholl Grist Mill in the background. The Friends of Connetquot is going to restore and renovate the mill and the hatchery with $150,000 in state economic development funds. (Jan. 4, 2013)

A westward view of part of a mile-long
(Credit: Joseph D. Sullivan)

A westward view of part of a mile-long hand-dug trench that parallels the Connetquot River and once was used for trout fishing. The Friends of Connetquot is going to restore and renovate the grist mill and the hatchery with $150,000 in state economic development funds. (Jan. 4, 2013)

An eastward view of part of a mile-long
(Credit: Joseph D. Sullivan)

An eastward view of part of a mile-long hand-dug trench that parallels the Connetquot River and once was used for trout fishing. The Friends of Connetquot is going to restore and renovate the grist mill and the fish hatchery with $150,000 in state economic development funds. (Jan. 4, 2013)

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