such renewal suspended business for some weeks.
Mr. Eddy's executive ability is seen in the fact that he had the material all upon the site before the season closed, the granite being boated from Tyngsborough, and the framing done at Billerica in 1827. Eight days sufficed to remove the timbers of the lock and aqueduct with the piling that supported the latter.
All the iron was saved, and the wood sawed into four foot lengths, piled in lots, and sold at auction.
The old abutments of great b.
While Mr. Eddy took prompt action to secure something from these, it is doubtful if canal boats were then gilt-edged security on which to realize a large per cent.
of the loss sustained.
The railroad, the infant referred to by Mr. Eddy in 1827, though now ('41) but six years old, and weak in its facilities compared with the present, was a lusty, growing youngster, and if not swallowing the canal itself, was swallowing its income and prospects by the rapidity of its own transit and conti