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Why Mystic? THE earliest mention of our river is said to have been made by some of the Plymouth Pilgrims in September, 1621, who said, Within this bay the salvages say there are two rivers: one whereof we saw having a fair entrance but we had no time to discover it. Later comes Johnson, who in his Wonder-Working P
Beneath the river cross water-mains and sewers, while on its surface numerous pleasure craft make their way or find moorings.
We have heard of no Mystic submarines in the waters, but winged ships of the air have flown up its course and over its tributary, Menotomy.
After the Civil War the project was broached o as improved its flow through her territory, making it permanently ornamental, adding much to its attractiveness.
And now we come back to our caption query, Why Mystic?
and answer, Mystic it is not, except by common usage.
Missi-tuk, the Indians called it. The early settlers adopted the Indian name, spelling it various ways, a