To the Editor:
As we all know, in West Tisbury, the mill pond originally was non-existent. It was merely a brook running through the marsh, headed toward the Tisbury Great Pond and the ocean. Our forefathers, in the 1600s, built the dam across the brook so that the falling water could serve to run the mill. That is all now history.
The mill no longer works for man’s industry. For 400 years, we have enjoyed the pond for its scenic value. Yes, it is beautiful, but now it is nature’s (or God’s, if you prefer) turn to come back to life again with a beauty of its own. For us, it will be a return to a different loveliness. For the sea-run trout and others it will mean a return to life.