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Western Canal, Hickey Hall Dam, Lowell, Middlesex County, MA



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Item Title


Location
Hickey Hall Dam, Lowell, MA

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Created/Published
Documentation compiled after 1968.

Notes
Survey number HAER MA-5-A
Building/structure dates: 1845 initial construction
Significance: The Hickey Hall Dam was built to ensure the water level in the upper level of the Western Canal was sufficiently high to provide power to the Suffolk and Tremont Mills prior to construction of the Northern Canal.

Subjects
Dams
Hydraulic Engineering
Textile Industry


Related Names
Proprietors Of The Locks & Canals On The Merrimack
Suffolk Manufacturing Company
Tremont Manufacturing Company
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 117, Drawing 334)--no date--Labeled 'PROBABLY HICKEY HALL DAM & LOCKS'
2. Photocopy of a drawing (original in the Collection of the PL&C, Shelf 118, Drawing 267) SECTION OF THE TREMONT DAM WITH THE PROPOSED ALTERATION, APRIL 1, 1845
3. TWO TAILRACE OUTLETS FROM THE TREMONT MILLS ON THE EAST BANK OF THE LOWER LEVEL OF THE WESTERN CANAL JUST BELOW HICKEY HALL DAM (on the right): Jack Boucher, Photographer 1976
4. HICKEY HALL DAM LOOKING SOUTH AT THE DOWNSTREAM SIDE OF THE DAM: Jack Boucher, Photographer 1976
5. VIEW OF HICKEY HALL DAM FROM THE RAILWAY BRIDGE ACROSS THE LOWER WESTERN CANAL, LOOKING SOUTH AT THE DOWNSTEAM SIDE: Jack Boucher, Photographer 1976


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