Most People Have No Idea There’s An Underwater Ghost Town Hiding In Massachusetts

The Quabbin Reservoir is one of the most important water sources in the state, and a beautiful place to spend a sunny afternoon. However, the history of its construction is a much darker tale than you might expect.

In order to build this massive reservoir, not one, but four thriving towns were drowned. The towns of Dana, Enfield, Greenwich and Prescott all met watery ends beneath the gentle waves of the Quabbin.

Read on to learn more about these underwater ghost towns, and how you can see some of their ruins today.

If you live around Boston, you’re probably using water from the reservoir every time you turn on your kitchen faucet or take a shower. It’s incredible to consider how much history and land was once sacrificed to make way for this resource. Check out this footage from YouTube channel “WGBH News” for an inside perspective on how the construction of the Quabbin Reservoir affected former residents of the drowned towns. If you’re interested in learning about another Massachusetts ghost town, check out our article on Dogtown.