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Northern Canal, Waste Gates, Lowell, Middlesex County, MA



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Item Title


Location
Waste Gates, Lowell, MA

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Created/Published
Documentation compiled after 1968.

Notes
Survey number HAER MA-8-C
Unprocessed field note material exists for this structure (FN-6).
Building/structure dates: 1846 initial construction
Building/structure dates: 1872 subsequent work
Building/structure dates: 1899 subsequent work
Building/structure dates: 1936 subsequent work
Significance: The Waste Gates allowed the Northern Canal to be drained separately from the remainder of the canal system for purposes of maintenance and repair.

Subjects
Locks (hydraulic Facilities)
Wooden Buildings
Mechanical Engineering


Related Names
Francis, James B.
Proprietors Of The Locks & Canals Of The Merrimack
Ansteth, W. Richard, Photographer
Malone, Dr. Patrick M., Historian
Ansteth, W. Richard, Delineator
Howland, Mark M., Delineator
Comp, T. Allan, Historian
Hyde, Dr. Charles K., Historian
Scurci, Louis R., Delineator
Ventsch, Leslie R., Delineator
Conner, Michael F., Delineator


Collection
Historic American Engineering Record (Library of Congress)

Contents
Photograph caption(s): 
1. LONG-RANGE VIEW OF WASTE GATES FROM ACROSS CANAL, TAKEN WHILE THE CANAL SYSTEM WAS DRAINED: W. Richard Ansteth, Photographer 1975
2. CLOSER SHOT OF WASTE GATES, TAKEN WHILE CANAL SYSTEM DRAINED: W. Richard Ansteth, Photographer 1975
3. Photocopy of a drawing (original in the Collection of the PL&C, Shelf 115, Drawing 63)--ca. 1847--PLAN & ELEVATION OF GREAT RIVER WALL SHOWING SLUICE WAYS AND WASTE WEIR
4. Photocopy of a drawing (original in the Collection of the PL&C, Shelf 116, Drawing 144) ONE OF THE WASTE GATES, NORTHERN CANAL, MAY 25, 1847
5. Photocopy of a drawing (original in the Collection of the PL&C, Shelf 116, Drawing 148) HOISTING WHEEL FOR THE WASTE GATES IN THE GREAT RIVER WALL, MARCH 29, 1872
6. Photocopy of a drawing, (original in the Collection of the PL&C, Shelf 116, Drawing 147) HOISTING APPARATUS FOR WASTE GATES IN THE GREAT RIVER WALL, MARCH 12, 1872
7. Photocopy of a drawing (original in the Collection of the PL&C, Shelf 115, Drawing 84) PLAN OF WASTE WAY ON NORTHERN CANAL WALL SHOWING CHANGES 1887-1900, FEBRUARY 1901
8. Photocopy of a drawing (original in the Collection of the PL&C, Shelf 115, Drawing [84]) PLAN OF WASTE GATES IN NORTHERN CANAL WALL SHOWING CHANGES 1899-1900, FEBRUARY 1901


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