ct between High street, the B. & L. R. R. and the river, with the Middlesex canal and its lock, aqueduct and tavern.
Practically the same layout is shown on the Walling map of 1855, but without the names of streets, though the names of Gorham and Lake parks are given.
This plan was made in the last days of the canal's operation, which had ceased when the Walling map was made.
In the records of the canal company is an allusion by its agent to a company of gentlemen who had laid out this adjoinnal's property there might be disposed of to the proprietors of Brooklands.
In the closing of the canal's affairs this strip with a portion beyond the river, was sold to J. M. Usher Of those park names Gorham was a family name (of Brooks), while Lake was appropriate, as a miniature lake or pond was shown therein.
Conditions favored the same, as the writer has seen the springy ground there covered with flags and cat-tails.
In Plan Book 8, Plan 1, 1855, is the same territory (see Register, V