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Lowell Waterpower System

Lowell Waterpower System
Society: ASCEMain Category: CivilSub Category: Power GenerationEra: 1800-1829DateCreated: 1821 National Historical ParkLowellState: MAZip: 01854Country: USAWebsite: Francis, James B.

Much of the sophisticated system of canals, dams, gates, and tunnels built to manage water power in 19th-century Lowell is preserved today as the basis of the Lowell National Historical Park and the Lowell Heritage State Park. Pictured above is the Boott Penstock, an early channel adjacent to the Boott Mills (right).

Image Credit: Courtesy Flickr/Leonora Enking (CC BY-SA 2.0)Image Caption: Lowell Waterpower System: Pawtucket GatehouseEra_date_from: 1821
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