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Pawtucket Canal, Pawtucket Falls, Lowell, Middlesex County, MA



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HB533140

HB533141


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Item Title


Location
Pawtucket Falls vicinity, Lowell, MA

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Created/Published
Documentation compiled after 1968.

Notes
Survey number HAER MA-2
Building/structure dates: 1792 initial construction
Building/structure dates: 1803 subsequent work
Building/structure dates: 1822 subsequent work
Significance: Originally constructed to facilitate the transporting of goods from inland New England to the sea at Newburyport, the Pawtucket Canal was later used as the basis for the extensive power canal system at Lowell.

Subjects
Canals
Immigrants
Brick Buildings


Related Names
Proprietors Of The Locks & Canals On The Merrimack
Jackson, Jonathan
Tyler, Joseph
Clark, Thomas M.
Goulding, John
Boott, Kirk
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 123, Drawing 2792)--ca. 1822-1825--TOPOGRAPHIC PLAN OF MILLS AND WORKER HOUSING ON THE SOUTH SIDE OF THE LOWER PAWTUCKET CANAL, PROPOSAL
3. PAWTUCKET CANAL VIEWED FROM THE ISLAND OF THE GUARD LOCKS, LOOKING TO THE NORTH, WITH LOCK HOUSE ON LEFT Jack Boucher, Photographer 1976


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