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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.
BEFORE
                                        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 
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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”!!!
 Ross DeAeth

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
From the collection of the Ellenville Public Library and Museum

Another view of the Lower Entrance Gate with Yama woman greeting
the Guest at the time of there arrival.
From the collection of the Ellenville Public Library and Museum

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