The Resource Canals of the Merrimack, presented by Bill Gerber

Canals of the Merrimack, presented by Bill Gerber

Label
Canals of the Merrimack
Title
Canals of the Merrimack
Statement of responsibility
presented by Bill Gerber
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
This presentation provides an overview of the Merrimack River as an artery of transportation, and show and describes what remains of the system today. Before they were adapted to power New England mills, the falls and rapids of the Merrimack River were serious obstructions to travel. These impediments, and the absence of good roads, drove more than a decade of efforts to improve river navigability. Between 1792 and 1848, nine companies constructed 13 canals, incorporating 36 locks, along the main river channel between Concord NH and the sea or, via the Middlesex Canal, to Boston. Lesser improvements were made by a few of these companies at several more rapids. Additional canals were built by still other firms near the mouths of the Nashua and Piscataquog Rivers, and possibly at one or more industrial sites
Member of
Characteristic
videorecording
Date time place
Recorded at the Chelmsford Public Library on Feb. 21, 2013
PerformerNote
Bill Gerber
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1959-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Gerber, Bill
  • Dubus, Andre
  • Chelmsford Public Library (Chelmsford, Mass.)
Series statement
Library hour
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Video recordings
  • Canals
  • Locks (Hydraulic engineering)
  • Merrimack River (N.H. and Mass.)
Technique
not applicable
Label
Canals of the Merrimack, presented by Bill Gerber
Instantiates
Publication
Note
This is a ONE BOOK Chelmsford 2013 program funded by the Chelmsford Friends of the Library. (Andre Dubus, "Townie")
Carrier category
videodisc
Carrier category code
vd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
quadrophonic multichannel or surround
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
1431518
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Extent
1 videodisc (approx. 95 min.)
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other physical details
sound, color
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1431518
  • (Sirsi) 1431518
  • mrq#01431518
Video recording format
DVD
Label
Canals of the Merrimack, presented by Bill Gerber
Publication
Note
This is a ONE BOOK Chelmsford 2013 program funded by the Chelmsford Friends of the Library. (Andre Dubus, "Townie")
Carrier category
videodisc
Carrier category code
vd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
quadrophonic multichannel or surround
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
1431518
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Extent
1 videodisc (approx. 95 min.)
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other physical details
sound, color
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1431518
  • (Sirsi) 1431518
  • mrq#01431518
Video recording format
DVD

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