Native American Fishing Weirin the Passaic River of Bergen and Passaic Counties, New Jersey
The Lenape Nation, Native North Americans residing in New Jersey, utilized fish weirs in the Passaic River. The Fair Lawn-Paterson Fish Weir may have actually predated them by as much as three thousand years. It is located between the current City of Paterson and the Borough of Fair Lawn. Although it is one of the last known of its type in the North Eastern United States, others still exist in various parts of the country. This is the home page of this archaeologic site.
Several people are now involved in an effort to preserve the weir as a National Historic Site.
Click here to begin your descent from space towards the weir.
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What is a weir?
How did it work ?
Click here: The Fair Lawn/Paterson Fish Weir
View some images from the weir project.
View some movies of the weir project.