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Medford Historical Society Papers, Volume 7., An eighteenth century enterprise. (search)
ea of a railway was as foreign to the thought of John Sullivan as it was to that of his father, but he was alivact on the Hudson river in 1807, one year before Mr. Sullivan took charge of the canal, but years before the cr which he secured a patent. This was acquired by Sullivan, after his experience with a heavy engine from Phin the boats used upon the canal. Full of hope, Mr. Sullivan purchased the shops and water privilege at Medfo various experimental voyages through the canal, Mr. Sullivan made the ascent of the Merrimack river in his st those following, for during his stay of a week, Mr. Sullivan exhibited his steamboat Merrimack, and its capac sometimes impaling boats and causing wrecks. Mr. Sullivan believed in the use of printers' ink; for havingder all the disadvantages of novelty. In 1824 Mr. Sullivan received an appointment from President Monroe onits close, might see as much to surprise them as Gov. Sullivan, his son, or Col. Baldwin would, if they could b