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Northern Canal, Pawtucket & Ford Streets, Lowell, Middlesex County, MA



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Location
Pawtucket & Ford Streets vicinity, Lowell, MA

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Created/Published
Documentation compiled after 1968.

Notes
Survey number HAER MA-8
Building/structure dates: 1847 initial construction
Significance: The Northern Canal was constructed to bring more water into the canal system in order that the demands for power made by increasingly large mills could be met. The Northern Canal supplemented the Pawtucket Canal as a feeder to the system.

Subjects
Canals
Locks (hydraulic Facilities)
Mechanical Engineering


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


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 114, Drawing 1) PLAN OF PROPOSED CANAL FROM PAWTUCKET DAM TO WESTERN CANAL, OCTOBER 1839
2. Photocpoy of a drawing, (original in the Collection of the PL&C, Shelf 114, Drawing 3) SKETCH OF PROPOSED CANAL FROM PAWTUCKET DAM TO WESTERN CANAL, JANUARY 1846
3. Photocopy of a drawing (original in the Collection of the PL&C, Shelf 118, Drawing 192) PLAN OF PROPOSED BRANCH CAN FROM THE NORTHERN TO THE MERRIMACK CANAL, FEBRUARY 4, 1847
4. Photocopy of a drawing (original in the Collection of the PL&C, Shelf 118, Drawing 198) SKETCH OF THE PROPOSED FEEDER FROM THE NORTHERN CANAL TO THE YARD OF THE MERRIMACK MFG. CO., SEPTEMBER, 1855
5. BOAT TUNNEL AND NAVIGATION LOCK FROM THE MERRIMACK RIVER INTO THE NORTHERN CANAL. PART OF THE NORTHERN CANAL GUARD GATES SITE, VIEW IS LOOKING NORTHEAST TO THE CANAL: Jack Boucher, Photographer 1976
6. BOAT TUNNEL AND NAVIGATION LOCK FROM THE MERRIMACK RIVER INTO THE NORTHERN CANAL. VIEW IS LOOKING NORTHEAST TO THE CANAL: Jack Boucher, Photographrer 1976
7. WALL OF THE NAVIGATION LOCK AT THE ENTRANCE TO THE NORTHERN CANAL LOOKING NORTH: Jack Boucher, Photographer 1976


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