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Medford Historical Society Papers, Volume 7. 6 0 Browse Search
Historic leaves, volume 2, April, 1903 - January, 1904 4 0 Browse Search
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Medford Historical Society Papers, Volume 7., An eighteenth century enterprise. (search)
Lawrence, Nashua and Manchester were then places still to be, and that passage up the Merrimack was interrupted by the falls of Wicassee, Bow, Isle Hooksett, and Amoskeag. A company, called the Merrimack Boating Co., was formed, closely allied to the Proprietors of Middlesex Canal, to work the river, while canals and locks were constructed around the various falls, notably Blodgett's Canal at Amoskeag. Allusion has been made to the breaking ground with ceremony. In the construction of these locks and canals, a necessity if the capital of New Hampshire was to be reached, the canal stockholders realized the unceremonious breaking process also alluded to. 80,000 was paid by the Middlesex to assist in their construction, while the patient stockholders awaited their dividends. Five-eighths of this went into work at Amoskeag, and made way for the city of Manchester, while $12,000 was expended at Wicassee, which work was obliterated when, some years later, the dam at Pawtucket Falls w