Yama Farms Inn Fish Hatchery at Jenny Brook Road
Then and Now
Frank Seaman decided back in the early 1900s to build a fish hatchery
down on the Jenny Brook Road near Honk Lake, Napanoch, NY which might of been a first
of it's kind in the surrounding area. Yama Farms packaged and sold trout
at a large scale. The Hatchery had many prominent visitors who enjoyed the
cookouts at the Hatchery site.
The old Yama Farms Jenny Brook Trout Preserve and Old Newspaper Ad
A Trout Cookout at the Yama Farms Jenny Brook Fish Hatchery Early 1900s
AFTER August 2012
The Yama Farms Fish Hatchery now has a new owner [Name to Follow] who is restoring
the Trout Hatchery back to it's time in the past. Geraldine Gray and I were invited by the
Caretaker Steve Bradley and his wife Amber to visit the Jenny Brook Fish Hatchery
restoration site. It's Amazing the job the owner is doing restoring it all back to it's
look of the past. Below are a few pictures we took while visiting the site.
The Restored Cottage The Outhouse and Storage building in the background
Restored Fish Hatcheries
Caretaker Steve Bradley and his wife Amber checking things out
The Original Cookout Ovens are still there after all these years. Amazing!
Interesting tidbits and more pictures of the Inn
Top: Entrance on Rt. 55 Across from the old Napanoch Power Building
Bottom: Old Carriage at the Farm. Right: Yama Farms Inn Regulations
This "Dinner Menu" card. Submitted by Ross DeAeth of Lexington, KY
"I found a dinner
‘menu card’ from Saturday Evening November 28th, I'm not sure if this was a joke
as the prices are outrageous. For example: Caviar on Ice: $750!!! Terrapin Maryland
$3000!! And it finishes with permission to tip the butlers ‘no more than $1,000”!!!
The "Key" Submitted by Ross DeAeth of Lexington, KY
"I also have a key card: Postcard size, with a picture of the Japanese gate on one side
and on the reverse, a key with the name Mr. Herman H. Eggens (sp?) inside.
Stating that “his name has been continued as a member of the Yama Farms Inn
Fraternity for 1915.” Ross DeAeth
Yama Coach at Lower Gateway Entrance
Lower Gate Entrance. Located across the bridge on the left side of
route 55, one mile West of Napanoch, NY
Another view of the Lower Entrance Gate with Yama woman greeting
the Guest at the time of there arrival.