Comparison of the Blackstone and Middlesex Canals

Collection Type

  • Books and periodicals

Date

1968

GUSN

GUSN-169775

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Description

The Middlesex Canal began operation in 1803, while the Blackstone Canal began 25 years later. Both provided alternate trade routes for merchants and both ran into trouble trying to "stay afloat." Each canal's construction was an arduous task, taking huge sums of money and manpower. Brunton Dixon examines the great stories behind the origins and operations of both failed canals.

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Additional Identification Number

Article ID 156

Collection Code

SC001

Collection Name

Old-Time New England

Reference Code

SC001.1968.058.212.001

Abstract

The Middlesex Canal began operation in 1803, while the Blackstone Canal began 25 years later. Both provided alternate trade routes for merchants and both ran into trouble trying to "stay afloat." Each canal's construction was an arduous task, taking huge sums of money and manpower. Brunton Dixon examines the great stories behind the origins and operations of both failed canals.

Date Notes

Volume 58, Number 212 (Spring, 1968)

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Originator

Brenton H. Dickson (Author)

Publications Referencing This Collection

(1968). Old Time New England. Boston, Mass.: Society for the Preservation of New England Antiquities.

Description Level

Item

Place of Publication

Boston, Mass.

Publisher

Society for the Preservation of New England Antiquities

Publisher Series

Old Time New England