56. Sharpening Stone at Goose Pond

Old Queen Anne Rd.
Sharpening Stone at Goose Pond

At the edge of the pond on the left side of the beach is a sharpening stone used by the Monomoyicks, scored with deep grooves and small circles from sharpening their tools and hunting implements.

The Monomoyick people were hunters, fishermen, farmers and gatherers, inhabiting the shore during the warmer months and moving to less exposed areas nearby in winter. The shore around Goose Pond would have been a typical winter home site.

Goose Pond is a kettle pond adjacent to a large Town of Chatham conservation tract. A single lane dirt road through the conservation area leads to the west side of Goose Pond.