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Mother Brook pit stop

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So as I was on my 2 mile walk, I passed this dam on Mother Brook. Mother Brook, as I may have blogged before, was the first man-made canal in New England. It was cut between the Charles and Neponset Rivers, for the purpose of making waterfalls like this one to turn waterwheels.

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The wheels and mills are gone, but the dams remain.

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The partially ruined beauty of the human hand on the New England landscape.

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calypso72
Jan. 14th, 2015 04:38 pm (UTC)
Wonder if anyone is working on having that dam removed, especially if it's not serving any purpose now.
urbpan
Jan. 14th, 2015 05:47 pm (UTC)
I doubt it, since it's on the grounds of a fairly high end condo development with the work "mill" in its name. There's something like 7 dams on Mother Brook. As far as I know, only one is functional (used to manipulate the water level).
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