own the river.
The town reimbursed Mr. Fuller for his expense, and in 1834 authorized the Selectmen to widen the draw when they should find it necessary to do so. Under this vote the draw was widened, and answered all purposes until 1838, when, in answer to petitions, the town appointed a committee to investigate the subject of widening the draw.
In April, 1839, this committee reported in favor of widening the draw 3 feet, and the town accepted their report.
In 1845 Mr. Paul Curtis had upon the stocks at his shipyard near the Winthrop-street bridge a ship of 850 tons burden, it being the largest vessel built in Medford up to that date.
This ship was too wide to pass through the draw, and the town was again petitioned to widen the draw, and March 12, 1845, chose a committee to repair according to their discretion; under this vote the bridge was rebuilt, the width of the draw increased to 40 feet, and the north abutment relaid.
In 1872, the shipyards above the br
tomy road, shut up and improved by Mr. Russell.
This way has since been laid out as a county road, and is known as Curtis street in Somerville and Winthrop street in Medford.
Mr. James Tufts' house stood on what is now the corner of South and Curtis streets, and was removed by Mr. Paul Curtis to a location at the easterly corner of Summer street and Maple avenue. It was taken down a few years ago.
Third Rangeway.—Then we began on Menotomy road, and measured the third Rangeway northerly, pMr. Paul Curtis to a location at the easterly corner of Summer street and Maple avenue. It was taken down a few years ago.
Third Rangeway.—Then we began on Menotomy road, and measured the third Rangeway northerly, partly open, and then still northerly, shut up 20 rods, partly by Dickson, partly by Smith, this being Medford bounds, then proceeded still northerly to Medford river to a Rock, which measured 160 rods, shut up and improved by the Rev. Mr. Smith.
This way has since been opened as a public way, except that portion between West street and the river, and is known as North street in both Medford and Somerville.
The rock above mentioned must have been the southerly point of Rock hill, on the op