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Merrimack Canal, Merrimack Dam, Lowell, Middlesex County, MA



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Location
Merrimack Dam, Lowell, MA

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Created/Published
Documentation compiled after 1968.

Notes
Survey number HAER MA-3-A
Building/structure dates: 1835 initial construction
Building/structure dates: 1960 demolished
Significance: The Merrimack and Rolling Dams were built as part of the third phase of building of the Lowell Canal System, to provide intermediate levels between the Merrimack Canal, on the upper level, and the Eastern Canal, on the lower level, so that both would be able to discharge through the same wasteway.

Subjects
Dams
Hydraulic Engineering
Textile Industry


Related Names
Proprietors Of The Locks & Canals On The Merrimack
Francis, James B.
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 MERRIMACK DAM WHILE THE CANAL SYSTEM DRAINED W. Richard Ansteth, Photographer 1976
2. Photocopy of a drawing (original in the Collection of the PL&C, Shelf 160, Drawing 21) MERRIMACK DAM HOUSE SHOWING PROPOSED CHANGES FOR THE NEW RAILROAD TRACK, JUNE 21, 1918
4. Photocopy of a drawing (original in the Collection of the PL&C, Shelf 118, Drawing 186)--ca. 1836--DAM IN THE MERRIMACK CANAL BUILT IN 1835
5. Photocopy of a drawing (original in the Collection of the PL&C, Shelf 118, Drawing 189) PLAN OF DAM FROM MERRIMACK CANAL NEAR THE MERRIMACK MILLS, MAY, 10, 1836


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