World Water Day

March 22 is World Water Day, a day to focus attention on the importance of water. In honor of the occasion, take a look at this selection of images of some of our local bodies of water.



Jones River

Silver Lake

View of Silver Lake from the shore
Silver Lake, 1924


Indian Pond

Boy in water and two people sitting in canoe on shore of Indian Pond
Indian Pond, 1925


Russell’s Pond

View of Russell's Pond from the South
Russell’s Pond from the south, 1923


Smelt Brook

View of lower Smelt Brook
Smelt Brook, c. 1925


Forge Pond

Porter Reed Tack Factory at Forge Pond
Porter Reed Tack Factory at Forge Pond, 1925


To learn more about Kingston’s rivers, ponds, and brooks, check out Places around Town.

For more information about World Water Day and this year’s theme—”Nature for Water”—go to


Source: Images from the Emily Fuller Drew Collection (MC16).