THEN: Sea Lion Perch Rock in Laurel Lake in Lee, Mass. Photo courtesy of Gary Leveille.

THEN & NOW: Laurel Lake in Lee

Laurel Lake in Lee, Mass., has changed considerably over the years, from the growth on its banks to the famous "Perch Rock" which was once aptly called "Sea Lion."

The southeast side of Laurel Lake in Lee was once home to a giant stone “Sea Lion,” as shown the circa 1907 postcard above. Decades later the rock monster was decapitated and became known to locals as “Perch Rock” because of the good fishing found there.

NOW: Sea Lion Perch Rock in Laurel Lake in Lee, Mass. Photo courtesy of Gary Leveille.