river above the bridge, 1835-1850.
CRADOCK bridge had a wooden draw which divided in the middle, and the two leaves were raised to a perpendicular position by means of a windlass.
The creaking of the chains as they were wound around the barrels, responsive to the sturdy muscles of the blacksmiths, Wait and Moore, and their men, was a common sound.
Above the bridge were three ship yards, one lumber yard, and a tan yard.
Occasionally other traffic caused the draw to be opened.
Mr. George Fuller, who lived in the house owned now by the heirs of Albert H. Butters, numbered 48 South street, had a ship yard on both sides of the street, and included the premises occupied in 1903 by Mr. F. E. Chandler.
Mr. Paul Curtis' yard was on the corner of South and Winthrop streets; he launched directly across the roadway.
He built and occupied the large house with pillars, later occupied by Rev. Mr. Davis, pastor of the Universalist Church, and owned now by Mr. J. N. Cowin. Curtis street