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Eastern Canal, Boott Dam, Lowell, Middlesex County, MA



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Item Title


Location
Boott Dam, Lowell, MA

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Created/Published
Documentation compiled after 1968.

Notes
Survey number HAER MA-7-A
Building/structure dates: 1878 initial construction
Building/structure dates: 1892 subsequent work
Significance: The dam now in existence was built in the latter part of the 19th century to replace an older dam on the same site. The original dam had been constructed at the same time as the Eastern Canal, in 1835. The purpose of both dams was to control the level of water in the Eastern Canal.

Subjects
Dams
Hydraulic Engineering
Textile Industry


Related Names
Proprietors Of The Locks & Canals On The Merrimack
Boott Manufacturing Company
Boott, Kirk
Malone, Dr. Patrick M., Historian
Ansteth, W. Richard, Photographer


Collection
Historic American Engineering Record (Library of Congress)

Contents
Photograph caption(s): 
1. GENERAL VIEW OF THE DAM, TAKEN WHILE THE CANAL SYSTEM WAS DRAINED: W. Richard Ansteth, Photographer 1975
2. Photocopy of a drawing (original in the Collection of the PL&C, Shelf 118, Drawing 344)--n.d.--PROFILE OF DAM AT THE END OF BOOTT CANAL
3. Photocopy of a drawing (original in the Collection of the PL&C, Shelf 118, Drawing 34)--ca. 1835--PLAN OF DAM AT THE END OF BOOTT CANAL


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