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Historical Sketch of the old Middlesex canal. By Herbert Pierce Yeaton. [Concluded.] 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 old
In the now quiet hamlet, where trade was once active and manufacturing kept many busy, still stands the office of the collector of the old Middlesex canal.
It is a very 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 nor e Boston & Maine.
The latter stands like a sentry, as it were, forbidding the corpse of the old canal it has slain to rise again; yet, even in death, the old Middlesex canal is remembered by its ancient friend, the Merrimac, whose waters ebb and flow in a narrow culvert connecting the river with the shrub-grown valley which marks