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Egg Rock
Egg Rock
is an outcrop of Silurian
Silurian
Straw Hollow Diorite[1][2] at the confluence of the Assabet and Sudbury rivers, where they form the Concord River
Concord River
in Concord, Massachusetts. The outcrop is located on a roughly oval intermittent island of about 100 by 50 meters. Egg Rock is usually accessible using foot trails over land, but during high river levels the island is separated from the mainland by a narrow channel. The highest point of Egg Rock
Egg Rock
is about 39 meters above mean sea level and about 6 meters above normal river level. The United States
United States
Geological Survey (USGS) Geographic Names Information System (GNIS) includes Egg Rock
Egg Rock
as GNIS feature 617309, classified as an island. In the GNIS database as of February 2010, the listed position (latitude 42.4645383, longitude -71.3592266) is misplaced by about 125 meters to the southwest, and is not actually located on the intermittent island. A more correct position is latitude 42.4651, longitude -71.3585.[3]

Contents

1 The inscription on Egg Rock 2 Egg Rock
Egg Rock
and the three rivers in Concord's history and culture 3 Access to Egg Rock 4 References 5 External links

The inscription on Egg Rock[edit] Egg Rock
Egg Rock
is perhaps most notable for the inscription carved into the rock in 1885 to commemorate the 250th anniversary of the 1635 founding of Concord:[4]

Photo of Egg Rock
Egg Rock
inscription, about 1900

On the hill Nashawtuck at the meeting of the rivers and along the banks lived the Indian owners of Musketaquid before the white men came The significance of the inscription would have been clear to most people familiar with local lore at the time it was carved, although it may seem cryptic now to many people who are unfamiliar with Concord's history and geography. The native Massachusett
Massachusett
tribe used the Algonquian name Musketaquid for the surrounding area and its riverside meadows; the Algonquian word for grass is muskeht.[5] The Concord River and even the town of Concord were often called Musketaquid by writers in the nineteenth century, as may be noted in Henry David Thoreau's comment quoted below. The principal local settlement of the Massachusett
Massachusett
tribe which remained in 1635 (after smallpox decimated the original population in the preceding two decades) was nearby on the gentle slopes of Nashawtuc Hill,[6] whose crest is about 500 meters southwest of Egg Rock. Negotiations initiated by Simon Willard with leaders of the tribe gave English settlers the right to live in the area, which came to be called Concord. The importance of Egg Rock
Egg Rock
to Concord's historical self-image may be seen in the fact that at the time of its execution in 1885, the Egg Rock inscription was one of just seven town-wide "lasting memorials of stone and bronze" which were designed and commissioned by the "Tablet sub-committee" of the Concord Celebration Committee. As Charles Hosmer Walcott, chairman of the Tablet sub-committee, declaimed in a speech he delivered during the Sept. 12, 1885 celebration, the seven memorials "form an epitome of the town's history for a century and a half -- from the beginning of the plantation to the war of the revolution." Concerning the inscription on Egg Rock
Egg Rock
itself, he continued:

"The simple words inscribed on the rugged face of the rock, where the rivers meet, will serve to remind us and succeeding generations of a people who have vanished from the face of the earth, leaving scarcely a trace of themselves, except a few arrow-heads and stone pestles, and, here and there, a mound or a heap of clam shells."[7]

The inscription is carved into the eastern face of Egg Rock, where it is most easily seen from a boat in the Sudbury River. Egg Rock
Egg Rock
and the three rivers in Concord's history and culture[edit] Egg Rock's location has attracted people since before historic times. Stone relics of Native Americans have been found around Egg Rock.[8] Henry David Thoreau
Henry David Thoreau
beautifully described the gentle character of the three rivers (the Sudbury, Assabet, and Concord rivers) near Concord, Massachusetts
Massachusetts
in his 1849 book, A Week on the Concord and Merrimack Rivers:

The Musketaquid, or Grass-ground River, though probably as old as the Nile or Euphrates, did not begin to have a place in civilized history, until the fame of its grassy meadows and its fish attracted settlers out of England in 1635, when it received the other but kindred name of CONCORD from the first plantation on its banks, which appears to have been commenced in a spirit of peace and harmony. It will be Grass-ground River as long as grass grows and water runs here; it will be Concord River
Concord River
only while men lead peaceable lives on its banks. [...] One branch of it [...] called Sudbury River, enters Concord at the south part of the town, and after receiving [at Egg Rock] the North or Assabeth River, which has its source a little farther to the north and west, goes out at the northeast angle [....] Concord River is remarkable for the gentleness of its current, which is scarcely perceptible, and some have referred to its influence the proverbial moderation of the inhabitants of Concord, [...] it appears to have been properly named Musketaquid, or Meadow River, by the Indians. For the most part, it creeps through broad meadows [....]

The typically tranquil quality of the rivers has helped make boating on the Concord, Sudbury, and Assabet rivers a favorite pastime and social activity for many Concord area residents since well before Thoreau's time. Egg Rock's location at the confluence of these rivers, and nearly in the center of Concord's land area, has resulted in its status as a notable landmark for many years. Thoreau
Thoreau
surveyed Nashawtuc Hill in December 1856 and January 1857, producing a map which included Egg Rock.[9] During this time, in a January 16, 1857 entry in his journal, he wrote:

As in Thoreau's time, ice still "slants up" to Egg Rock
Egg Rock
in the winter of 2009-2010. High-water marks darken the lower half of the inscription.

Jan 16 PM up Assabet This morning was one of the coldest. It improves the walking on the river--freezing the overflow beneath the snow. As I pass the Island (Egg Rock) I notice the ice foot adhering to the rock about 2 feet above the surface of the ice generally-- the ice there for a few feet in width slants up to it & owing to this the snow is blown off it. This edging of ice revealed is peculiarly green by contrast with the snow methinks. So, too, where the ice settling has rested on a rock which has burst it & now hold it high above the surrounding level-- [10]

Thoreau
Thoreau
and Ralph Waldo Emerson
Ralph Waldo Emerson
are reported to have sometimes enjoyed sitting on Egg Rock, watching the water flow by. Daniel Chester French, who sculpted the sitting figure of Lincoln in the Lincoln Memorial as well as the Minute Man statue just downstream from Egg Rock at the Old North Bridge
Old North Bridge
and the statue of Emerson in the Concord Free Public Library, breakfasted there occasionally.[11] In recognition of its significance in Thoreau's life around Concord, the Thoreau
Thoreau
Society, in its annual gatherings, has included a trip to Egg Rock
Egg Rock
among its several days of annual activities.[12] In the first stanza of his romantic 1875 poem “Floating Hearts,” George Bradford Bartlett considered Egg Rock
Egg Rock
among the major riverside vistas of Concord, alongside the Minute Man statue at the Old North Bridge and The Old Manse:

OpenStreetMap.org map of Egg Rock
Egg Rock
area, with foot trails

One of Indian summer's most perfect days Is dreamily dying in golden haze, Fair Assabet blushes in rosy bliss, Reflecting the sun's warm good night kiss. Through a fleet of leaf barques gold and brown, From the radiant maples shaken down, By the ancient hemlocks grim and gray Our boat drifts slowly on its way; Down past Egg Rock
Egg Rock
and the meadows wide, Neath the old red bridge we slowly glide, Till we see the Minute man strong and grand, And the moss grown Manse in the orchard land.[13] [...]

The natural beauty of the rivers around Egg Rock
Egg Rock
has been extolled by several of America's most well-known authors. Of the stretch of the Assabet River
Assabet River
immediately upstream of Egg Rock, Nathaniel Hawthorne wrote:

A more lovely stream than the Assabet for a mile above its junction with the Concord has never flowed on earth – nowhere, indeed, except to lave the interior regions of a poet's imagination.... It comes flowing softly through the midmost privacy and deepest heart of a wood which whispers it to be quiet; while the stream whispers back again from its sedgy borders, as if river and wood were hushing one another to sleep. Yes, the river sleeps along its course and dreams of the sky and the clustering foliage.[14]

Beginning in the 1870s, many Concord area residents participated in social events on the rivers around Egg Rock. Egg Rock
Egg Rock
itself was a much-enjoyed location for holiday picnics and breakfasts in the summer.[15] During that period, a “Carnival of Boats” was organized, with as many as 8000 participants and spectators, by one account. The boats gathered around Egg Rock
Egg Rock
and floated down the Concord River, many bearing Chinese-style lanterns and elaborate decorations similar to parade floats.[15]

Canoeists paddling up the Sudbury River, seen from atop Egg Rock. The Concord River
Concord River
and Lowell Road bridge are in the background.

Although the clearing of surrounding woodlands and the building of the Reformatory Branch railroad disrupted the pristine atmosphere of Egg Rock's surroundings in the later 1800s, by the beginning of the 21st Century, the area had largely returned to a more natural state. The designation of the Sudbury, Assabet, and Concord rivers as a part of the National Wild and Scenic Rivers System
National Wild and Scenic Rivers System
in 1999,[16] and the permanent protection of many tracts of land bordering the rivers, appear to ensure long-term preservation of many of the natural values of this beautiful area. Egg Rock
Egg Rock
continues to play a significant part in more modern celebrations of the waters surrounding Concord. The annual River Fest celebrated along the Sudbury, Assabet, and Concord rivers often includes an event at Egg Rock
Egg Rock
to perform “a blessing to honor the spirit of the river and the river of life."[17] Egg Rock
Egg Rock
has been the site of a winter solstice ceremony sponsored by the Emerson Umbrella Center for the Arts, which included a bonfire.[18] It has served as the starting point for an annual fund raising event produced by the local Milldam Nursery School, in which nearly 2000 yellow rubber ducks float down the Concord River
Concord River
from Egg Rock
Egg Rock
to the Lowell Road boat launch ramp, about 300 meters downstream.[19] Beyond events on the rivers themselves, Egg Rock
Egg Rock
appears regularly in a variety of forms in the local cultural scene. It has been the subject of several artistic works, including a painting by Lexington artist Michael Cunliffe Thompson entitled “Egg Rock,” which uses the Egg Rock
Egg Rock
inscription text to form its top and bottom borders,[20] a large and striking painting by Concord artist Ilana Manolson in 2009, also entitled “Egg Rock,”[21] and a similarly titled en plein air oil painting by Gregory Dysart of Natick.[22] Egg Rock
Egg Rock
is also the inspiration for the name of a Concord area classical music quartet, the Egg Rock
Egg Rock
Quartet, which in 2009 performed “a lively evening of chamber music“ for the Concord Art Association.[23] Access to Egg Rock[edit] Many visitors pass by Egg Rock
Egg Rock
on boats as they travel between a popular boat rental establishment along the Sudbury River
Sudbury River
at Concord's South Bridge and the historic Old North Bridge. There is also a boat launch ramp at the Lowell Road bridge over the Concord River, about 300 meters downstream of Egg Rock. Depending on water levels, there are accessible landing spots nearby Egg Rock
Egg Rock
along the Sudbury River. Egg Rock
Egg Rock
is a popular picnic spot, with a few benches located on the higher ground. Except during times of high river levels, Egg Rock
Egg Rock
is easily accessible by foot or off-road bicycle as well as from the water. Egg Rock itself is located within Concord's Egg Rock
Egg Rock
conservation land, an eight-acre (three-hectare) parcel donated to the town in 1942 through a bequest from Fannie Eleanor Wheeler.[24] It is an easy (1 km) walk from Concord center or the Concord railway station on the Fitchburg Line
Fitchburg Line
from Boston. The Town of Concord suggests that visitors who travel by automobile to visit Egg Rock
Egg Rock
should park on Nashawtuc Road after crossing the Sudbury River, then walk about 200 meters along the driveway marked "Squaw Sachem Trail" (past all of the houses - as of 2014) to a path on the right, which leads to Egg Rock. The round trip walk averages about 30 minutes.[24] The trail to Egg Rock
Egg Rock
crosses a short segment of the Reformatory Branch Rail Trail. This segment runs through woodland about 1.5 kilometers to the northwest and about 200 meters to the east from the intersection; in both directions that trail ends at riverbanks where railroad bridges formerly stood. The rail trail to the northwest connects to other trails in the Simon Willard Woods and Korbet conservation lands, and provides good access to the scenic Assabet River bank. Beyond the former railroad bridge over the Sudbury River to the east, the Reformatory Branch Rail Trail
Reformatory Branch Rail Trail
continues for 7 kilometers as a dirt track to connect to the Minuteman Bikeway, a paved bikeway providing access from the Boston area. A map for this location, available from OpenStreetMap (via the "Coordinates" link in the sidebar), provides detailed GPS-based tracks for the footpaths.[25] So far, no legal restrictions have prevented locals or tourists from visiting this historic site. References[edit]

^ Introduction by John McPhee to H.D.Thoreau's “A Week on the Concord and Merrimack Rivers,” online at http://press.princeton.edu/chapters/i7720.html – [Note the inscription on Egg Rock
Egg Rock
is misquoted.] ^ USGS state geological data; map at https://mrdata.usgs.gov/geology/state/state.php?state=MA; detail of rock type at https://mrdata.usgs.gov/geology/state/sgmc-unit.php?unit=MASsaqd;0 ^ Satellite imagery incorporating GNIS data (such as that available via "Google Maps") clearly shows the divergence between the GNIS feature location and the actual Egg Rock
Egg Rock
land form - see https://maps.google.com/maps?ll=42.4651,-71.3585&spn=0.002,0.002&t=h&q=42.4651,-71.3585 ^ “ Sudbury River
Sudbury River
Boater's Trail Commentary Guide,” Matthew Eisenson, online at http://www.sudbury-assabet-concord.org/documents/SudburyRiverCommentaryGuide.pdf. [Note the guide reflects archaic usage in referring to "installation of a tablet"; the "tablet" is actually carved into the native rock.] The guide refers to page 47 of McAdow, Ron. The Concord, Sudbury, and Assabet Rivers. Bliss Publishing Company, Marlborough, Massachusetts, 1990. 2nd Edition 2000. ^ “Musketaquid,” Sudbury Valley Trustees – at http://www.sudburyvalleytrustees.org/node/217 [Note the inscription of Egg Rock
Egg Rock
is incorrectly quoted in this article.] ^ Concord: A Pilgrimage to the Historic and Literary Center of America, written and published by Perry Walton, Boston Mass, 1922; online at https://archive.org/details/concord00walt p 6. ^ "Celebration of the Two Hundred and Fiftieth Anniversary of the Incorporation of Concord, September 12, 1885." Concord , Mass. - "Published by the Town." The speeches at the celebration were transcribed by Frank A. Nichols and published in the Concord Transcript newspaper, Sept. 19, 1885, then published as a book by the Town of Concord. Available online at https://books.google.com/books?id=pW0WAAAAYAAJ ^ Hudson, Alfred Sereno, The History of Concord, Massachusetts, 1904, Erudite Press, Concord, Mass., p.30. In the public domain; downloaded from: https://books.google.com/books?id=-UUVAAAAYAAJ and https://books.google.com/books/download/The_history_of_Concord__Massachusetts.pdf?id=-UUVAAAAYAAJ&output=pdf ^ “A catalog of Thoreau's Surveys," in Concord Free Public Library, online at http://www.walden.org/institute/thoreau/about2/M/Moss_Marcia/Survey_Catalog.htm ^ Journal of Henry David Thoreau, online at http://www.library.ucsb.edu/thoreau/writings_journals_pdfs/J11f4-f6.pdf ^ David K. Leff. Deep Travel: In Thoreau's wake on the Concord and Merrimack, University of Iowa Press, Iowa City, 2009. P. 22. ^ “Mountains, Seashores, and Moonlight: Thoreau's Exploration of Wildness,” Program Guide for the 2006 Annual Gathering of the Thoreau
Thoreau
Society, online at http://www.thoreausociety.org/__activities/ag2006/23065%20Thoreau%20AG.pdf – Activity for Friday, July 7 is “Nature Walk at Egg Rock.” ^ “Floating Hearts”, George Bradford Bartlett, from “Poems of Places,” Volume 25, pp65-66, edited by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, 1881, available online at https://archive.org/download/poemsofplaces25long/poemsofplaces25long.pdf ^ Quoted in Boating trips on New England Rivers, Henry Parker Fellows, Boston; Cupples, Upham and Company, 1884. Online at https://books.google.com/books/download/Boating_trips_on_New_England_rivers.pdf?id=X-FGvE4uBPoC&output=pdf&source=gbs_v2_summary_r&cad=0 ^ a b "Recreation on Concord's Rivers in the 19th Century," Leslie Perrin Wilson, April, 2002; retrieved online on 26 February 2010 from "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2015-01-06. Retrieved 2012-07-25.  ^ "National Wild and Scenic Rivers - Sudbury, Assabet and Concord Rivers - Massachusetts"; http://www.rivers.gov/wsr-suasco.html ^ “River Fest 2009: a Weekend of celebration on and around the rivers”, retrieved from http://www.sudbury-assabet-concord.org/riverFest/ on 24 February 2010. also: River Fest 2007 report in Metro West Daily News: http://www.metrowestdailynews.com/arts/x1698655228; reports that “Members of First Parish Church of Concord will bless the river at 8 a.m. Saturday near Egg Rock.” ^ “Musketaquid winter solstice,” retrieved on 24 February 2010 from http://homepage.mac.com/lynnoel/crosscurrents/_Media/musketaquid_winter2001.pdf ^ “Rubber ducks ready for annual competition,” Wicked Local Concord news from the Concord Journal, May 19, 2009, http://www.wickedlocal.com/concord/multimedia/x1655278822/Rubber-ducks-ready-for-annual-competition ^ Image visible at http://fineartamerica.com/featured/egg-rock-michael-cunliffe-thompson.html ^ Image visible at http://www.artnet.com/artwork/425993625/118043/ilana-manolson-egg-rock.html ^ Image visible at http://www.volume3.com/egg-rock.html ^ Retrieved 2010/02/22 from [1] and noted in [2] ^ a b "Town of Concord River
Concord River
Confluence Trail Guide," Revised 7/23/15. Retrieved 2017/05/14 at http://www.concordma.gov/DocumentCenter/Home/View/2095 ^ http://www.openstreetmap.org/index.html?mlat=42.4651&mlon=-71.3585&zoom=15&layers=B000FTF

External links[edit]

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Egg Rock
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Egg Rock
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