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Western Canal, Guard Gates, Western & Northern Canals, Lowell, Middlesex County, MA



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Item Title
Western Canal, Guard Gates, Western & Northern Canals, Lowell, Middlesex County, MA

Location
Western & Northern Canals, Lowell, MA

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Created/Published
Documentation compiled after 1968.

Notes
Survey number HAER MA-5-C
Building/structure dates: 1848 initial construction
Significance: The Guard Gates were built as part of the improvements to the canal system which took place around the middle of the 19th century. The Guard Gates allowed parts of the Western Canal to be drained independently of the remainder of the system.

Subjects
Locks (hydraulic Facilities)
Hydraulic Engineering
Textile Industry


Related Names
Proprietors Of The Locks & Canals On The Merrimack
Malone, Dr. Patrick M., Historian
Ansteth, W. Richard, Photographer


Collection
Historic American Engineering Record (Library of Congress)

Contents
Photograph caption(s): 
1. DETAIL OF THE GATES, TAKEN WHILE THE CANAL SYSTEM WAS DRAINED: W. Richard Ansteth, Photographer 1975
2. GENERAL VIEW OF THE GATES, TAKEN WHITE THE CANAL SYSTEM WAS DRAINED: W. Richard Ansteth, Photographer 1975
3. CLOSE-UP SHOT OF THE GATES, TAKEN WHILE THE CANAL WAS DRAINED: W. Richard Ansteth, Photographer 1975
4. Photocopy of a drawing (original in the Collection of the PL&C, Shelf 117, Drawing 303) GUARD GATES OF THE WESTERN CANAL, JANUARY 21, 1847


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