The Land Bank is drawn to the headwaters of the Island’s various brooks, for many reasons including preservation of streamwater quality. The trickle of water exiting the Homestead Pond here eventually — two miles away — enters the Vineyard Sound at the Lamberts Cove Beach; before it leaves the reservation it passes through the Blackwater Pond, Southern Duarte’s Pond and Northern Duarte’s Pond. The Blackwater Pond itself is an Island rarity: not a single house is perched astride it. Here is peace.
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