Quintessential New England Tradition is Going Strong in Rochester/Mattapoisett MA

On May 27th, in the small coastal towns of Rochester and Mattapoisett an 80 year old tradition kept right on growing. Two person teams in homemade boats paddled from Grandma Hartley’s Reservoir in Rochester along the Mattapoisett River to the Herring Weir in Mattapoisett. The winning teams complete the challenging course in just under 2 hours. The spirit of friendly competition and camaraderie make it an annual tradition handed down from generation to generation. The race is hosted by the Rochester Fire Department and includes a ham and bean supper on Saturday night. Overall, approximately 65 teams participated in five different divisions. It is events like this that remind us what a special community we are part of in the small coastal communities of the South Coast of Massachusetts.

Please see the following examples of homes from these special towns:

The Purrington House

26 Main St, Mattapoisset MA

36 Main Street
Mattapoisett, MA


Goodspeed Island


1 Goodspeed Island
Mattapoisett, MA


13 Shipyard Lane



13 Shipyard Lane
Mattapoisett, MA

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