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The project managers overseeing the cutting of the last dike in the Cape Cod Canal

MS028.04.006.017 (RS171038)

Description

A black and white view of the Cape Cod Canal project managers watching as workmen cut the final dike, blending the waters of Buzzard's Bay and Cape Cod Bay. The image shows August Belmont directing the workmen, while William Barclay Parsons looks on at the scene. Immediately after the picture was taken, Belmont and Parsons took a symbolic picture as they shook hands over the stream that made Cape Cod an island.

From Images of America: Cape Cod Canal, pg. 62: "August Belmont conducted another inspection tour of the Cape Cod Canal on April 21, 1914... With some digging, a trickle of tidal water was sent down a sluiceway from one side to the other."

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Details

Collection Name
Nina Heald Webber Cape Cod Canal collection
Collection Code
MS028
Dates
1914-04
Date of Acquisition
2012
Physical Description
1 black and white photograph; 11 x 9 inches
Collection Type
Manuscripts
Description Level
Item
GUSN
290187
Reference Code
MS028.04.006.017

Record details

Other People
Belmont, August, 1853-1924
Parsons, William Barclay, 1859-1932
Descriptive Terms
canals
dikes
managers
workers
Material Type
photographs
Places
Cape Cod Canal (Massachusetts) [canal]

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