Galleries, New England, Off the Beaten Path, Slow Lane, United States Life On a Bench, Chapter 8: Water Street Park, Woods Hole Posted on October 9, 2020Author Slowlanefrance Rachel Carson is known worldwide for her book ‘Silent Spring,’ which helped trigger the environmental movement. Less known is her connection to Woods Hole, Mass., where she fell in love with the sea as a young scientist and worked at the Marine Biological Laboratories. .In 2013, a statue was installed in her memory in Water Street Park, a tranquil place with its sculpture, its piers its gulls cruising for a snack, its fishermen and the view of the ferries shuttling to and from Martha’s Vineyard. We sat there for an hour today, enjoying a pefect October afternoon in what I hope will be one of my last weeks with crutches. We were even treated to the drawbridge on the way home.