Estabrook Park dam

Did Uncle Sam steal part of Estabrook Park?

The Federal government claims to own the small island in the center of this photo. The island divides the Estabrook Park dam's gated channel (at right) and the dam's low serpentine spillway (at left). How this man-made island became Federal property is unclear. Photo by Carl Swanson

The Federal government claims to own the small island in the center of this photo. The island divides the Estabrook Park dam’s gated channel (at right) and the dam’s low serpentine spillway (at left). How this man-made island became Federal property is unclear. Photo by Carl Swanson

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No one can explain exactly how it happened, but the Federal government claims to own a piece of Estabrook Park.

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