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Home > New Jersey > Clifton > Dundee Canal, Headgates, Guardlock & Uppermost Section, 250 feet northeast of Randolph Avenue, opposite & , Clifton, Passaic County, NJ



B&W Photos
View Looking North From Dewatered Canal; Headgates And Intake Channel At Left; Guardlock At Center; Sheet Piling Through Site Of Towpath At Right
HB825900
View Looking North From Dewatered Canal; Headgates And Intake Channel At Left; Guardlock At Center; Sheet Piling Through Site Of Towpath At Right
View Looking North Of Guardlock (left Rear), Dundee Dam (right-center Rear), And Removed Site Of Towpath (foreground) During Hydropower Facility Installation
HB825901
View Looking North Of Guardlock (left Rear), Dundee Dam (right-center Rear), And Removed Site Of Towpath (foreground) During Hydropower Facility Installation
View Looking South Of Guardlock Chamber, With De-watered Canal Beyond
HB825902
View Looking South Of Guardlock Chamber, With De-watered Canal Beyond
View Looking Northeast Of East Guardlock Wall
HB825903
View Looking Northeast Of East Guardlock Wall
View Looking Northwest Of West Guardlock Wall And Guardlock Gates
HB825904
View Looking Northwest Of West Guardlock Wall And Guardlock Gates
View Looking Northwest Of Headgates And East Intake Channel Wall
HB825905
View Looking Northwest Of Headgates And East Intake Channel Wall
Detail View, Looking Southwest Of Masonry Pier Outer End At Headgates, With West Intake Channel Wall Beyond
HB825906
Detail View, Looking Southwest Of Masonry Pier Outer End At Headgates, With West Intake Channel Wall Beyond
View, Looking Southeast Of Rubble Masonry Pier At End Of East Intake Channel Wall, With South Guardlock End Beyond
HB825907
View, Looking Southeast Of Rubble Masonry Pier At End Of East Intake Channel Wall, With South Guardlock End Beyond
View, Looking South Of Lowered East Guardlock Walk Section, With Concrete Spillway At Left
HB825908
View, Looking South Of Lowered East Guardlock Walk Section, With Concrete Spillway At Left
View, Looking South Of Upstream Elevation, Showing Guardlock Mitre Gates
HB825909
View, Looking South Of Upstream Elevation, Showing Guardlock Mitre Gates
View, Looking North Of Downstream Elevation, Show Guardlock Mitre Gates
HB825910
View, Looking North Of Downstream Elevation, Show Guardlock Mitre Gates
Detail View, Looking Northwest Of East Guardlock Mitre Gate Junction, With Lock Quoin (at Rear), Snowing Outlines Of Former Hinge Hardware For Former Swinging Gates
HB825911
Detail View, Looking Northwest Of East Guardlock Mitre Gate Junction, With Lock Quoin (at Rear), Snowing Outlines Of Former Hinge Hardware For Former Swinging Gates
View, Looking Southeast, Of Upstream Headgates Elevation (right Center), With Guardlock And Mitre Gates At Left
HB825912
View, Looking Southeast, Of Upstream Headgates Elevation (right Center), With Guardlock And Mitre Gates At Left
View, Looking Northwest, Of Downstream Headgates Elevation
HB825913
View, Looking Northwest, Of Downstream Headgates Elevation
Retail View, Looking Northeast, Of Surviving Headgates Lifting Mechanisms
HB825914
Retail View, Looking Northeast, Of Surviving Headgates Lifting Mechanisms
Retail View, Looking Northwest, Of Dundee Dam Dedication Plaque:
HB825915
Retail View, Looking Northwest, Of Dundee Dam Dedication Plaque:
Photocopy Of Original Plan, September 1936
HB825916
Photocopy Of Original Plan, September 1936
Photocopy Of Original Plan, November 1903
HB825917
Photocopy Of Original Plan, November 1903


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Location
opposite &, Clifton, NJ

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Created/Published
Documentation compiled after 1968.

Notes
Survey number HAER NJ-45
Significance: The Dundee Manufacturing Company built the present Dundee Dam and the 1.8-mile Dundee Canal between 1858 and 1861, culminating at least three decades of attempts made to harness Passaic River water power at the dam site, and over six decades of planning for navigation between the Great Falls at Paterson and tidewater at Passaic. Paterson's older but analogous Society for Establishing Useful Manufactures was an apparent parent of the Dundee venture and corporation. The dam and intake structures at the canal's upper end were the most substantial and important features of the short system. Although designed for an unusual combination of navigation and power, the canal and its builders proved incapable of sustaining the former of its two principal chartered roles, and after two corporate reorganizations, the company emerged in 1872 as the Dundee Water Power and Land Company. ...

Subjects
Canals
Farming
Railroad Companies


Collection
Historic American Engineering Record (Library of Congress)

Contents
Photograph caption(s): 
1. VIEW LOOKING NORTH FROM DEWATERED CANAL; HEADGATES AND INTAKE CHANNEL AT LEFT; GUARDLOCK AT CENTER; SHEET PILING THROUGH SITE OF TOWPATH AT RIGHT
2. VIEW LOOKING NORTH OF GUARDLOCK (LEFT REAR), DUNDEE DAM (RIGHT-CENTER REAR), AND REMOVED SITE OF TOWPATH (FOREGROUND) DURING HYDROPOWER FACILITY INSTALLATION
3. VIEW LOOKING SOUTH OF GUARDLOCK CHAMBER, WITH DE-WATERED CANAL BEYOND
4. VIEW LOOKING NORTHEAST OF EAST GUARDLOCK WALL
5. VIEW LOOKING NORTHWEST OF WEST GUARDLOCK WALL AND GUARDLOCK GATES
6. VIEW LOOKING NORTHWEST OF HEADGATES AND EAST INTAKE CHANNEL WALL
7. DETAIL VIEW, LOOKING SOUTHWEST OF MASONRY PIER OUTER END AT HEADGATES, WITH WEST INTAKE CHANNEL WALL BEYOND
8. VIEW, LOOKING SOUTHEAST OF RUBBLE MASONRY PIER AT END OF EAST INTAKE CHANNEL WALL, WITH SOUTH GUARDLOCK END BEYOND
9. VIEW, LOOKING SOUTH OF LOWERED EAST GUARDLOCK WALK SECTION, WITH CONCRETE SPILLWAY AT LEFT
10. VIEW, LOOKING SOUTH OF UPSTREAM ELEVATION, SHOWING GUARDLOCK MITRE GATES
11. VIEW, LOOKING NORTH OF DOWNSTREAM ELEVATION, SHOW GUARDLOCK MITRE GATES
12. DETAIL VIEW, LOOKING NORTHWEST OF EAST GUARDLOCK MITRE GATE JUNCTION, WITH LOCK QUOIN (AT REAR), SNOWING OUTLINES OF FORMER HINGE HARDWARE FOR FORMER SWINGING GATES
13. VIEW, LOOKING SOUTHEAST, OF UPSTREAM HEADGATES ELEVATION (RIGHT CENTER), WITH GUARDLOCK AND MITRE GATES AT LEFT
14. VIEW, LOOKING NORTHWEST, OF DOWNSTREAM HEADGATES ELEVATION
15. RETAIL VIEW, LOOKING NORTHEAST, OF SURVIVING HEADGATES LIFTING MECHANISMS
16. RETAIL VIEW, LOOKING NORTHWEST, OF DUNDEE DAM DEDICATION PLAQUE:
17. Photocopy of original plan, September 1936. W.P.A. NEW JERSEY/ DIVISION WOMEN'S & PROFESSIONAL PROJECTS/ELIZABETH C. D. VANN, DIRECTOR/RIPARIAN & STREAM SURVEY OP. 165-22-6999/PROJECT 10-197: PLAN OF DUNDEE DAM SNOWING STRUCTURES-SECTIONS AND ELEVATIONS (On file at Hackensack Water Company)
18. Photocopy of original plan, November 1903. THE SOCIETY FOR ESTABLISHING USEFUL MANUFACTURES/LOCK-GATE AT DUNDEE DAM (On file at Hackensack Water Company)


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