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that of Mr. Matthew Cradock.
It was then, as now, at the head of navigation on the Mystic river.
The dock was on the easterly side of the wharf and was sometimes called Medford dock.
The site of the wharf is now occupied by the brick building of Mr. Bigelow and by the old skating-rink building.
The following extract from the printed records of the city of Boston will show the probability that at this wharf vessels were cleared for sea at an early date.
Aspinwall Notarial Records.
7 (6) 1648 David Sellick a Bill to pay for vessel Susan 3 £ 5 s. per hund. & Covt.
of Lanclet Baker to finish it & mast it & do the joyners work & to beare halfe the vessels chardge till cleared belowe the bridge at Mystick.
Also a Bill of sale of 1/2 said vessel from Lanclet Baker to David Selleck:
Mr. Willis was granted a license as an innholder in the year 1720, and probably built his house soon after his purchase.
He was sometimes called a shopkeeper.
He occupied the estate as an innholder u