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Old Shipping days. The Register has noted the last Medford-built ship, the Pilgrim. As none are now afloat it would be interesting to know of their style of build, kind, and time of service, and their final fate. The age of the Pilgrim was less than nineteen years. Her cargo, when wrecked, coal. All hands escaped. We have never seen any account of the fate of any other of the long list (567) of those built along the banks of the Mystic until within a few days of present writing, when there came to us the recent brochure of the State Street Trust Company of Boston, styled Old Shipping Days. In this we find the story of the wreck of the Living Age, which by the courtesy and permission of said Trust Company we present. In 1846 the Rev. A. R. Baker (then twelve years pastor of the Second, or First Trinitarian, Congregational Church)preached a sermon onship-building,and appended a register of vessels built in Medford, which then numbered 359. Mr. Baker is certainly to be commen
Why Aberjona? By Sylvester Baxter, a member of, and by permission of, the Maiden Historical Society. In looking up some data in early local history I have just come across something that seems to throw a light upon one of our old geographical names whose origin has always puzzled me and which, so far as I know, appears to be unknown. The Mystic river—which geologically has a peculiar interest as having in the preglacial period actually been the Merrimac, carrying the greater stream by a short cut from near Lowell to Massachusetts Bay—has, since the first settlements, borne two names in different parts of its course, although the entire valley has been known as that of the Mystic. From its confluence with the Charles, near the Navy Yard, up through its tidal reaches, or what were tidal until the building of the dam and locks at Medford, up to the Mystic Lakes, it has been called the Mystic. Above the lakes, from Wilmington down through Woburn and Winchester, it appears to ha
Medford Historical Society Papers, Volume 22., A Medford garden and the gardener's notes. (search)
A Medford garden and the gardener's notes. by Eliza M. Gill. NOT a war garden of 1918, but one in peace times ninety years ago and more. This garden was on the estate, on the banks of the Mystic, owned by Timothy Bigelow. Martin Burridge was the gardener, in the employ of the Bigelow family many years. The writer has at hand two note-books measuring three and three-quarters inches by six and one-quarter inches, with limp covers of marbled paper, one marked Garden Book, 1827, kept by this old-time gardener. With these in lieu of Open Sesame, the gate will swing back and give the readers of the Register a glimpse of this old garden, let them see the fruits that were grown, the crops harvested. These books were neatly kept; the writing is plain, sometimes done with ink, again with pencil. They show Mr. Burridge as being careful, systematic, thorough, and interested in his work. The entries of the garden book extend successively through the years to 1838, being necessarily