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Malden Bridge (New York, United States) (search for this): chapter 11
ark, the pickerel. Eels are taken in winter by means of forked irons, thrust into the mud through holes in the ice; and smelts are taken at the same time, in the river near Charlestown, by means of the common book. Oyster-fishing is another branch of trade carried on from Mystic River. In the early settlement of our town, oysters were extensively used as food, and they were easily taken. They so far abounded in that part of the river which is now between our turnpike river-wall and Malden Bridge that they obstructed navigation. Mr. Wood, speaking, in 1633, of these hinderances, has these words: Ships, without either ballast or lading, may float down this (Mystic) river; otherwise, the oyster-bank would hinder them, which crosseth the channel. This oyster-bank is one of those unfortunate institutions whose fate it has been to be often run upon, and on which the draughts have been so much greater than the deposits that it long ago became bankrupt; yet, like an honest tradesman,
Sweden (Sweden) (search for this): chapter 11
Boston297 261 ShipOceanaSprague & James'sSprague & JamesWilliam HammondMarblehead631 262 ShipSartelleSprague & James'sFoster & TaylorC. J. F. BinneyBoston433 263 ShipPrentissSprague & James'sFoster & TaylorC. J. F. BinneyBoston469 264 ShipLoochooJ. Stetson'sJ. StetsonHenry OxnardBoston655 265 ShipChiliP. Curtis'sP. CurtisB. BangsBoston578 266 ShipClarendonJ. O. Curtis'sJ. O. CurtisS. C. & F. A. GrayBoston551 267 ShipColomboJ. O. Curtis'sJ. O. CurtisLombard & WhitmoreBoston578 268 ShipSwedenT. Magoun'sF. Waterman & H. EwellGeorge PrattBoston650 269 ShipOswegoT. Magoun'sF. Waterman & H. EwellJ. Macy & SonNew York663 270 ShipTaglioniT. Magoun'sF. Waterman & H. EwellWilliam H. BoardmanBoston800 2711841ShipSoldanSprague & James'sSprague & JamesGeorge PrattBoston661 272 Sch.ArielSprague & James'sSprague & JamesR. B. ForbesBoston92 273 Stmr.East BostonSprague & James'sSprague & JamesAugustus NealSalem269 274 ShipMiddlesexSprague & James'sFoster & TaylorJ. H. PearsonBoston5
Charles (Massachusetts, United States) (search for this): chapter 11
yages to New England (1638) we have the following record: The river Mistick runs through the right side of the town (Charlestown), and, by its near approach to Charles River in one place, makes a very narrow neck, where stands most part of the town. The market-place, not far from the water-side, is surrounded with houses. In Myste work was prosecuted with great caution, from the commencement to the year 1803, at which time it was so far completed as to be navigable from the Merrimac to Charles River; but delays and great expense were incurred for many years, owing to imperfections in the banks and other parts of the work; and about the whole income was expalue to the public, and those who now hold an interest therein; viz., by changing a part of it from one public use to another. Discontinue the levels from the Charles River to Woburn upper locks, and from Billerica Mills to the Merrimac River; in the whole, a distance of over fourteen miles. The remaining part, from the Concord Ri
Ohio (Ohio, United States) (search for this): chapter 11
therBoston343 311 BarkMarySprague & James'sFoster & TaylorNathaniel FrancisBoston270 312 ShipMagnoliaSprague & James'sFoster & TaylorWilliam HammondMarblehead660 313 BrigHenricoSprague & James'sFoster & TaylorH. PaneProvincetown142 314 BarkWagramSprague & James'sFoster & TaylorWilliam HammondMarblehead242 315 BarkAzoffJ. Stetson'sJ. StetsonWilliam A. ReaBoston310 316 ShipJ. Q. AdamsP. Curtis'sP. CurtisD. P. ParkerBoston684 317 ShipAlbatrossP. Curtis'sP. CurtisB. BangsBoston750 318 BarkOhioJ. O. Curtis'sJ. O. CurtisFairfield, Lincoln, & Co.Boston358 319 BarkE. H. ChapinJ. O. Curtis'sJ. O. CurtisJ. GandalfoNew Orleans400 320 ShipNiphonJ. O. Curtis'sJ. O. CurtisJ. H. ShawNantucket337 321 ShipOxnardT. Magoun'sF. Waterman & H. EwellWilliam Appleton & Co.Boston608 322 ShipHamletT. Magoun'sF. Waterman & H. EwellWilliam Appleton & Co.Boston521 323 ShipThomas B. WalesT. Magoun'sF. Waterman & H. EwellThomas B. Wales & Co.Boston629 324 ShipHeberT. Magoun'sF. Waterman & H. Ewe
Billerica (Massachusetts, United States) (search for this): chapter 11
p the valley, through the east part of Woburn, to Wilmington, and found an easy and very regular ascent until they reached Concord River; a distance travelled, as the surveyor says, from Medford Bridge to the Billerica Bridge, about twenty three miles; and the ascent he found to be, from Medford River to the Concord, sixty-eight and one-half feet. The actual elevation, when afterwards surveyed by a practical engineer, was found to be one hundred and four feet. By the original survey from Billerica to Chelmsford, the surveyor says, The water we estimate in the Merrimac at sixteen and one-half feet above that at Billerica Bridge, and the distance six miles; when, in fact, the water at Billerica Bridge is about twenty-five feet above the Merrimac at Chelmsford. This report shows one of the many difficulties the directors had to contend with for the want of requisite scientific knowledge. On the first (lay of March, the directors passed a vote, appointing Loammi Baldwin, Esq., to re
Mystic River (Massachusetts, United States) (search for this): chapter 11
ng to Boston from the old wharf, owned by Francis Shed, below the ship-yard. Some teams went to Malden, and some to West Cambridge. The amounts were very large, and the goods of the costliest kinds.titude which society loves to give to its real benefactors! Timber was procured from Medford, Malden, Woburn, Burlington, Lexington, Stoneham, Andover, and their adjoining towns. Mr. Magoun's firs. Savage says, He maintained a small plantation for fishing at Mistick, in the present bounds of Malden, opposite to Winthrop's farm, at Ten Hills. Complaint was made by our fishermen of a law, passeried on the business. There is a tradition that a man named Blanchard, who had connections in Malden, was the first who set up a distillery in Medford. It was upon the south side of the river, on it did his rum. With much of the Anglo-Saxon courage, he kept his spirits up, and looked to his Malden friends to aid him. They consented to do so; and Captain John Dexter, Captain Harnden, and Mr. J
Washington (United States) (search for this): chapter 11
d oil was carried on by Mr. George L. Stearns, on land about fifty rods south of Mystic Bridge. He imported his seed from Calcutta. A convention of manufacturers of this oil was held at New York in 1841; and they agreed to send a committee to Washington, to induce Congress to shape the tariff of 1842 so as to protect them. The committee succeeded; and Mr. Stearns was one of them. The effect was the opposite of what they expected: it induced so many new men to begin the business that it ruinech landed our Pilgrim Fathers on the Rock of Plymouth. The registers of this small craft are lost, if they ever existed; as no trace of them can be found in the records of the Custom House at Boston, or in those of the Secretary of the Navy at Washington. This business of ship-building, beginning in 1631, and increasing annually for several years, required many men, who required houses and food within the town. The origin of the name of schooners is thus given in the Massachusetts Historica
Bark (Wisconsin, United States) (search for this): chapter 11
& James'sSprague & JamesS. GloverBoston447 174 BarkTartarSprague & James'sSprague & JamesBryant & SuimboP. Curtis'sP. CurtisB. BangsBoston684 279 BarkJ. W. PaigeJ. O. Curtis'sJ. O. CurtisC. TaylorChWaterman & H. EwellBacon & ForbesBoston667 304 BarkPaulinaT. Magoun'sF. Waterman & H. EwellBacon & oster & TaylorWilliam HammondMarblehead242 315 BarkAzoffJ. Stetson'sJ. StetsonWilliam A. ReaBoston3 Waterman & H. EwellW. H. GoddardBoston433 354 BarkWm. H. ShailerT. Magoun'sF. Waterman & H. EwellS. Waterman & H. EwellJoshua SearsBoston536 358 BarkMariaT. Magoun'sF. Waterman & H. EwellJ. T. BacontP. Curtis'sP. CurtisSeth RyderChatham203 363 BarkMaryP. Curtis'sP. CurtisZimsy Whelden 205 364 S. Curtis'sJ. O. CurtisWales & Co.Boston350 370 BarkHollanderT. Magoun'sH. EwellBates & Co.Boston304es'sJ. T. FosterHussey & MurrayNew York800 381 BarkNashuaSprague & James'sJ. T. FosterJ. H. Pearsonague & James'sJ. TaylorJohn FlynnBoston233 410 BarkRobertSprague & James'sJ. TaylorBramhall & HoweB[55 m
Suffolk, Va. (Virginia, United States) (search for this): chapter 11
-----RogersRobert RipleyBoston62 100 ShipHannibal Struck with lightning, at sea, on her passage from Charleston to Liverpool, and burnt, with the loss of a part of her crew.Sprague & James'sSprague & JamesAustin & LewisBoston317 101 BrigGrecian Burnt at the wharf, in New Orleans.Sprague & James'sSprague & JamesR. D. ShepherdBoston244 102 BrigPheasantGeorge Fuller'sGeorge FullerHenry HoveyBoston170 103 Sch.SpyGeorge Fuller'sGeorge FullerStanton, Fisk, & NicholsBoston110 1041824BrigSuffolkT. Magoun'sT. MagounBlake, Magoun, and othersBoston & Medford261.44 105 ShipHenry TukeT. Magoun'sT. MagounD. P. ParkerBoston371 106 BrigTarrierT. Magoun'sT. MagounThomas H. PerkinsBoston157 107 ShipSapphireS. Lapham's------RogersStephen GloverBoston362 108 BrigJohn GilpinS. Lapham's------RogersStephen GloverBoston270 109 ShipEleanorSprague & James'sSprague & JamesR. D. ShepherdBoston301 110 BrigVirginiaSprague & James'sSprague & JamesParker & StevensBoston166 111 BrigGriffinSpragu
New England (United States) (search for this): chapter 11
These monopolies and legal restrictions had no place in New England; and their absence was a prime cause of our great prospehtsmen, as well as one of the most faithful builders, in New England. His yard was opposite Cross Street. He came to Medfordoun'sT. MagounJones, Glover, and othersBoston388 96 ShipNew EnglandT. Magoun'sT. MagounD. P. ParkerBoston380 97 BrigClarionthe west of England, and two from London, to fish on the New England coasts; and made profitable voyages. Through the instruestimonies. In Josselyn's account of his two voyages to New England (1638) we have the following record: The river Mistick ry were smoked, after the manner of herring, and eaten in New England; many more were used as bait for cod-fishing on the Banking. Other distillers, therefore, in different parts of New England, put the name of Medford on their barrels. He died justders. Middlesex Canal. This was the first canal in New England, if not the first in the New World, which was opened und
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