Sunday, January 27, 2008

Shawsheen Aquaduct, Middlesex Canal

Since we moved to our current residence at the end of August we drive by this old bridge several times a week. I have wanted to take a picture of it, but never stopped to do it. Today there were no cars behind us when we approached it so my husband pulled over so I could get a couple of pictures. I think I is really neat. Of course I needed to know what it was before I showed it to you, so I looked it up.

This canal was created in the early 1800's. It ran about 27 miles from Boston to Lowell Massachusetts. It was operational for 50 years. It was considered a "superhighway" in its day.

There is a museum near here that is open April - September, I think we will visit this spring. For more information on the canal try the following links.


Donna said...

Beautiful picture. It looks like something from Narnia. You have a lot of snow! We have none here in the midwest.

I think it would be really neat to get a picture of that same scene each season.

Lisa in Jax said...

How beautiful! It looks so cold there.LOL We think it's cold when it's 50.

Emily said...

What gorgeous pictures! Today I wokeup to take the kids to school and the temp was a cold 38 degrees . that's cold for us Floridians!