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Northern Canal, Pawtucket Gatehouse, Northern Canal & Merrimack River, Lowell, Middlesex County, MA



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Item Title


Location
Northern Canal & Merrimack River, Lowell, MA

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Created/Published
Documentation compiled after 1968.

Notes
Survey number HAER MA-8-A
Building/structure dates: 1847 initial construction
Significance: The Pawtucket Gatehouse controls a complex of ten sluice gates and a navigation lock. Most of the original equipment, including the Francis Turbine, it preserved in the Gatehouse.

Subjects
Brick Buildings
Gatehouses
Science


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


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 116, Drawing 139) HOISTING WHEEL, GUARD GATES, NORTHERN CANAL, DECEMBER 1847
2. Photocopy of a drawing (original in the Collection of the PL&C, Shelf 116, Drawing 135) GEARING FOR GUARD GATES, NORTHERN CANAL, 1847
3. Photocopy of a drawing (original in the Collection of the PL&C, Shelf 116, Drawing 113) SECTION OF GUARD GATES, NORTHERN CANAL, 1847 (1'=1'0')
4. Photocopy of a drawing (original in the Collection of the PL&C, Shelf 116, Drawing 124) GEARING SCREWS FOR HOISTING THE GUARD GATES OF THE NORTHERN CANAL, 1847 (1'=1'0')
5. Photocopy of a drawing (original in the Collection of the PL&C, Shelf 116, Drawing 122) GEARING SCREWS FOR HOISTING THE GUARD GATES OF THE NORTHERN CANAL, 1847 (1/8'=1') [1-1/2'=1'0']
6. Photocopy; of a drawing (original in the Collection of the PL&C, Shelf 115, Drawing 86-5)--ca. 1847--VIEW OF SOUTHEASTERLY PART OF PAWTUCKET BRIDGE PREVIOUS TO CONSTRUCTION OF THE NORTHERN CANAL. ALSO A VIEW OF THE NORTHERLY SIDE OF THE GUARD LOCKS
7. Photocopy of a drawing (original in the Collection of the PL&C, Shelf 115, Drawing 75) HOISTING WHEEL AT THE GUARD LOCKS, NORTHERN CANAL, 1848
8. Photocopy of a drawing (original in the Collection of the PL&C, Shelf 128, Drawing 1756) PLAN, COFFER DAM ERECTED ABOVE GUARD GATES, NORTHERN CANAL, JANUARY 5, 1848
9. Photocopy of a drawing (original in the Collection of the PL&C, Shelf 116, Drawing 142) HOISTING APPARATUS AT THE GUARD GATES, NORTHERN CANAL, 1949
10. Photocopy of a drawing (original in the Collection of the PL&C, Shelf 115, Drawing 86-7)--n.d.--HORIZONTAL SECTION THROUGH CENTRE OF SKEW BACKS SHOWING PARTS BELOW [KEYS TO 115-86-6]
11. Photocopy of a drawing (original in the Collection of the PL&C, Shelf 115, Drawing 86-6)--n.d.--THREE SECTIONS OF TURBINE ROOM & PIT
12. LINE SHAFT, PULLEYS AND BELTS FOR THE HOISTING MACHINERY AT THE PAWTUCKET GATEHOUSE: Jack Boucher, Photographer 1976
13. LINE SHAFT, PULLEYS AND BELTS FOR THE HOISTING OF MACHINERY AT PAWTUCKET GATEHOUSE: Jack Boucher, Photographer 1976
14. HOISTING SCREW MECHANISMS, PAWTUCKET GATEHOUSE; Jack Boucher, Photographer 1976
15. HOISTING SCREW MECHANISMS AT THE PAWTUCKET GATEHOUSE: Jack Boucher, Photographer 1976
16. MAIN PULLEY AND BELT DRIVE TO THE 1847 FRANCIS TURBINE AT THE PAWTUCKET GATEHOUSE: Jack Boucher, Photographer 1976


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