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Home > Massachusetts > Lowell > Northern Canal, Great River Wall, Lowell, Middlesex County, MA



B&W Photos
Photocopy Of A Drawing (original In The Collection Of The Pl&c, Shelf 115, Drawing 89) Cement Spiling, Section #2, Northern Canal Extending From A Point 130 Feet North Of Pawtucket Bridge To The Great River Wall, October 1846
HB550040
Photocopy Of A Drawing (original In The Collection Of The Pl&c, Shelf 115, Drawing 89) Cement Spiling, Section #2, Northern Canal Extending From A Point 130 Feet North Of Pawtucket Bridge To The Great River Wall, October 1846
Photocopy Of A Drawing (original In The Collection Of The Pl&c, Shelf 115, Drawing 87-2) Sections Of Canal 30 Feet And 80 Feet North Of Bridge
HB550041
Photocopy Of A Drawing (original In The Collection Of The Pl&c, Shelf 115, Drawing 87-2) Sections Of Canal 30 Feet And 80 Feet North Of Bridge
Photocopy Of A Drawing (original In The Collection Of The Pl&c, Shelf 115, Drawing 87-20) Sections Of Canal 1766 Feet And 1816 Feet From Bridge
HB550042
Photocopy Of A Drawing (original In The Collection Of The Pl&c, Shelf 115, Drawing 87-20) Sections Of Canal 1766 Feet And 1816 Feet From Bridge
Photocopy Of A Drawing (original In The Collection Of The Pl&c, Shelf 115, Drawing 87-22) Sections Of Canal 1986 Feet And 2066 Feet From Bridge
HB550043
Photocopy Of A Drawing (original In The Collection Of The Pl&c, Shelf 115, Drawing 87-22) Sections Of Canal 1986 Feet And 2066 Feet From Bridge
Photocopy Of A Drawing (original In The Collection Of The Pl&c, Shelf 115, Drawing 87-23) Sections Of Canal 2086 Feet And 2136 Feet From Bridge
HB550044
Photocopy Of A Drawing (original In The Collection Of The Pl&c, Shelf 115, Drawing 87-23) Sections Of Canal 2086 Feet And 2136 Feet From Bridge
Photocopy Of A Drawing (original In The Collection Of The Pl&c, Shelf 115, Drawing 87-10) Sections Of The Canal 795 Feet And 848 Feet Northerly From Bridge
HB550045
Photocopy Of A Drawing (original In The Collection Of The Pl&c, Shelf 115, Drawing 87-10) Sections Of The Canal 795 Feet And 848 Feet Northerly From Bridge
Photocopy Of A Drawing (original In The Collection Of The Pl&c, Shelf 115, Drawing 87-17) Sections Of Canal 1481 Feet And 1531 Feet From Bridge
HB550046
Photocopy Of A Drawing (original In The Collection Of The Pl&c, Shelf 115, Drawing 87-17) Sections Of Canal 1481 Feet And 1531 Feet From Bridge
Photocopy Of A Drawing (original In The Collction Of The Pl&c, Shelf 115, Drawing 87-16) Sections Of Canal 1382.58 Feet And 1431 Feet From Bridge
HB550047
Photocopy Of A Drawing (original In The Collction Of The Pl&c, Shelf 115, Drawing 87-16) Sections Of Canal 1382.58 Feet And 1431 Feet From Bridge
Photocopy Of A Drawing (original In The Collection Of The Pl&c, Shelf 115, Drawing 87-8) Sections Of Canal 603.40 Feet And 650.74 Feet North Of Bridge
HB550048
Photocopy Of A Drawing (original In The Collection Of The Pl&c, Shelf 115, Drawing 87-8) Sections Of Canal 603.40 Feet And 650.74 Feet North Of Bridge
Photocopy Of A Drawing (original In The Collection Of The Pl&c, Shelf 115, Drawing 87-7) Sections Of Canal 508.72 Feet And 556 Feet North Of Bridge
HB550049
Photocopy Of A Drawing (original In The Collection Of The Pl&c, Shelf 115, Drawing 87-7) Sections Of Canal 508.72 Feet And 556 Feet North Of Bridge
Photocopy Of A Drawing (original In The Collection Of The Pl&c, Shelf 115, Drawing 87-4) Sections Of The Canal 224.68 Feet And 272 Feet North Of Bridge
HB550050
Photocopy Of A Drawing (original In The Collection Of The Pl&c, Shelf 115, Drawing 87-4) Sections Of The Canal 224.68 Feet And 272 Feet North Of Bridge
Photocopy Of A Drawing (original In The Collection Of The Pl&c, Shelf 115, Drawing 87-3) Sections Of Canal 130 Feet And 177.34 Feet From Bridge
HB550051
Photocopy Of A Drawing (original In The Collection Of The Pl&c, Shelf 115, Drawing 87-3) Sections Of Canal 130 Feet And 177.34 Feet From Bridge
Great River Wall Of The Northern Can From The East End Of Island Section Looking Northeast: Jack Boucher, Photographer 1976
HB550052
Great River Wall Of The Northern Can From The East End Of Island Section Looking Northeast: Jack Boucher, Photographer 1976
Great River Wall And Merrimack River Looking West (upstream): Jack Boucher, Photographer 1976
HB550053
Great River Wall And Merrimack River Looking West (upstream): Jack Boucher, Photographer 1976


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Item Title


Location
Great River Wall, Lowell, MA

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Created/Published
Documentation compiled after 1968.

Notes
Survey number HAER MA-8-B
Building/structure dates: 1847 initial construction
Significance: The Great River Wall is a massive retaining wall which separates the upper half of the Northern Canal from the Merrimack River.

Subjects
Retaining Walls
Hydraulic Engineering
Textile Industry


Related Names
Francis, James B.
Proprietors Of The Locks & Canals Of The Merrimack
Boucher, Jack, Photographer
Malone, Dr. Patrick M., Historian


Collection
Historic American Engineering Record (Library of Congress)

Contents
Photograph caption(s): 
1. Photocopy of a drawing (original in the Collection of the PL&C, Shelf 115, Drawing 89) CEMENT SPILING, SECTION #2, NORTHERN CANAL EXTENDING FROM A POINT 130 FEET NORTH OF PAWTUCKET BRIDGE TO THE GREAT RIVER WALL, OCTOBER 1846
2. Photocopy of a drawing (original in the Collection of the PL&C, Shelf 115, Drawing 87-2) SECTIONS OF CANAL 30 FEET AND 80 FEET NORTH OF BRIDGE
3. Photocopy of a drawing (original in the Collection of the PL&C, Shelf 115, Drawing 87-20) SECTIONS OF CANAL 1766 FEET AND 1816 FEET FROM BRIDGE
4. Photocopy of a drawing (original in the Collection of the PL&C, Shelf 115, Drawing 87-22) SECTIONS OF CANAL 1986 FEET AND 2066 FEET FROM BRIDGE
5. Photocopy of a drawing (original in the Collection of the PL&C, Shelf 115, Drawing 87-23) SECTIONS OF CANAL 2086 FEET AND 2136 FEET FROM BRIDGE
6. Photocopy of a drawing (original in the Collection of the PL&C, Shelf 115, Drawing 87-10) SECTIONS OF THE CANAL 795 FEET AND 848 FEET NORTHERLY FROM BRIDGE
7. Photocopy of a drawing (original in the Collection of the PL&C, Shelf 115, Drawing 87-17) SECTIONS OF CANAL 1481 FEET AND 1531 FEET FROM BRIDGE
8. Photocopy of a drawing (original in the Collction of the PL&C, Shelf 115, Drawing 87-16) SECTIONS OF CANAL 1382.58 FEET AND 1431 FEET FROM BRIDGE
9. Photocopy of a drawing (original in the Collection of the PL&C, Shelf 115, Drawing 87-8) SECTIONS OF CANAL 603.40 FEET AND 650.74 FEET NORTH OF BRIDGE
10. PhotoCopy of a drawing (original in the Collection of the PL&C, Shelf 115, Drawing 87-7) SECTIONS OF CANAL 508.72 FEET AND 556 FEET NORTH OF BRIDGE
11. Photocopy of a drawing (original in the Collection of the PL&C, Shelf 115, Drawing 87-4) SECTIONS OF THE CANAL 224.68 FEET AND 272 FEET NORTH OF BRIDGE
12. Photocopy of a drawing (original in the Collection of the PL&C, Shelf 115, Drawing 87-3) SECTIONS OF CANAL 130 FEET AND 177.34 FEET FROM BRIDGE
13. GREAT RIVER WALL OF THE NORTHERN CAN FROM THE EAST END OF ISLAND SECTION LOOKING NORTHEAST: Jack Boucher, Photographer 1976
14. GREAT RIVER WALL AND MERRIMACK RIVER LOOKING WEST (UPSTREAM): Jack Boucher, Photographer 1976


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