Wednesday, May 5, 2010
Among Lake Assawompsett’s most prominent natural features are the White Banks, a large exposed bluff of fine light-colored sand on the lake’s northern shore between Lakeside and Owl Swamp in Middleborough. Centuries of wind have exposed these glacially-deposited sands, which throughout the historic era have been a noted landmark on the northern shore of the pond. Today, however, vegetation is encroaching upon the banks and the expanse visible from Lakeville is shrinking each year.
White Banks, photograph, c. 1910.