Historical Sketch of the old Middlesex canal. By Herbert Pierce Yeaton.
the canal began at Middlesex Village, on the Merrimac river in the town of Chelmsford, and was lifted through a connected flight of three locks, passing under the main street over an aqueduct across the brook-near which are some quaint ol diameter, and shed at one end with a long iron point), completed the propelling outfit.
The crew consisted of a skipper and two bowmen.
In going down the Merrimac river the scull oars were used, and when there was a fair wind a sail was hoisted.
In going down the river, the bowmen took positions close to either side of the bery small structure, and in very good repair, and is surrounded by traces of the enterprise that called it into being.
(A few rods away to the north runs the Merrimac river, skirted by the Lowell & Nashua railroad—now a part of the Boston & Maine.
The latter stands like a sentry, as it were, forbidding the corpse of the old cana
Mason, Rebecca, 48.
Mason, Thaddeus, Esq., 48.
Massachusetts Bay, 27.
Massachusetts Bay Company, 27.
Massachusetts Genealogical Society, 65.
Massachusetts Historical Society, 63.
Massachusetts Medical Association, 18.
Mather, Cotton, 30, 35.
McGill, Robert, 7.
Medford, 3, 7, 10, 15, 16, 31, 38, 55, 69, 87.
Medford Side District, 15.
Medford-street School, 70.
Menotime Bridge, 75.
Menotomy (West Cambridge), 18.
Meredith, N. H., 37.
Merriam, Joseph, 78, 82.
Merrimac River, 1, 5, 10, 27.
Middlesex Bleachery, 88.
Middlesex Canal, 22.
Middlesex Canal, Course of, The, 1, 2. 3, 4.
Middlesex Canal, Fare on. 5.
Middlesex Canal, Historical Sketch of, concluded, 1-11.
Middlesex Canal, Locks on, 1, 2. 3.
Middlesex Canal. Merchandise Boats on. 4, 5.
Middlesex Canal, Passage Boats on, 6.
Middlesex Canal, Rafts on, 6.
Middlesex Canal, Regulations of 7.
Middlesex Canal, Toll on, 4.
Middlesex Canal Tow Path, 7.
Middlesex Village, 1, 5, 9