The Seward Phoenix Log - News of the Eastern Kenai Peninsula since 1966

By Lee Poleske
For The LOG 

Methuselah Spring


Methuselah Spring is at the north end of Grouse Lake. The story behind the name is that because of the minerals in the water, some people thought that drinking it would make a person healthier and therefore enable a person to live longer.

Years ago there was a sign by the stream with this poem on it:

Methuselah Spring

This little rill, that you see spill,

Is a sparkling limestone spring.

A tale of old says its waters cold

Are a life prolonging thing.

A doctor famed who can't be named

Said minerals made the brew,

And early folk afraid to croak

Came to drink this dew.

Now before you go to test the flow of

This fabled fall,

Science has ruled that it merely cooled

The throats of one and all.

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