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Norwich Water Power Company, Canal Drain Gate, West bank of Shetucket River opposite Twelfth Stre, Norwich, New London County, CT



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Item Title
Norwich Water Power Company, Canal Drain Gate, West bank of Shetucket River opposite Twelfth Stre, Norwich, New London County, CT

Location
West bank of Shetucket River opposite Twelfth Stre, Norwich, CT

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Created/Published
Documentation compiled after 1968.

Notes
Survey number HAER CT-147-D
Significance: The drain gate is significant as an integral part of a project that rebuilt the dam and headgates of the Norwich Water Power Company's canal. The project reduced the length of the canal and improved the flow of water, thereby better meeting the needs of the numerous manufacturers who had located their factories along the Company's canal. Taken together, the Greeneville mills represented the largest concentration of industry in Norwich throughout the 19th century, and the water and waterpower provided by the dam and canal were vital to their operation.

Subjects
Canals
Gates


Collection
Historic American Engineering Record (Library of Congress)

Contents
Photograph caption(s): 
1. VIEW NORTHWEST, GENERAL VIEW OF GATE, DRAIN CHANNEL AND BUILDING SHELTERING GATE OPERATING MECHANISM
2. VIEW NORTHWEST, RACK AND PINION GATE MECHANISM, WITH WRENCH USED TO OPERATE GEARS


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