Cochran Bird Sanctuary Bobby Thompson Pond


Cochran Bird Sanctuary Bobby Thompson Pond


Sprattler, Timothy


Phillips Academy




This pond was made into a swimming hole in 1942 and was named for Robert Torrey Thompson, P. A. Class of 1936, who died in a training accident as a member of the Army Air Corps April 9, 1941. It was called the Bobby Thompson Pond and its sandy beach was constructed using sand from Crane's Beach in Ipswich. In 1955, a hot dry summer caused the school to stop pumping fresh water into the pond and it became contaminated and was closed to swimming. This view is from the spillway going from the Bobby Thompason Pond down to the Duck Pond.


Phillips Academy -- Grounds

Phillips Academy -- Bird Sanctuary

Cochran, Moncrieff Mitchell

Thompson, Robert Torrey

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History of the Academy

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Sprattler, Timothy, "Cochran Bird Sanctuary Bobby Thompson Pond," in NOBLE Digital Heritage, Item #15435, (accessed September 24, 2017).