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this dam deserves better attention and notice

this dam was an early industrial triumph... but it is ignored and forgotten by those who pass by... read more

Reviewed 7 July 2015
Bethann S
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
History

Not much to see except dam. It is privately owned as a power generator. It has a lock system to... read more

Reviewed 19 February 2015
bev b
,
Lawrence, Massachusetts
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7 Jul 2015
“this dam deserves better attention and notice”
18 Feb 2015
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Lawrence, MA
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Reviewed 7 July 2015

this dam was an early industrial triumph... but it is ignored and forgotten by those who pass by daily. It was the first time concrete injections were used to build such a structure and was at its time the largest dam made. Read and discover...More

2  Thank Bethann S
Reviewed 19 February 2015

Not much to see except dam. It is privately owned as a power generator. It has a lock system to allow salmon to go up stream that can be seen along the "left"side. The canal system that fed the mills with water for turbines also...More

1  Thank bev b
Reviewed 21 January 2014

Needs explanation. Hard to appreciate when driving by. Lawrence has a lot of industrial history. If you have time to explore and learn about it in depth, it is well worth it.

1  Thank travelsleuth1961
Reviewed 18 September 2013

If you like water going over the dam that is all that will capture your sights. Rt 28 is noisy and the area is not the best at times.

Thank ed s
Reviewed 31 March 2013

Not the most spectacular dam you may see but it is long and holds back the mighty Merrimack River coming all the way fro the White Mts of NH and going out to Salisbury MA Atlantic Ocean. Check out nearby Lawton's for a super hot...More

Thank rtfax
Reviewed 13 August 2012

Just an old dam that stops the flow of water down the Merrimack River. It's used to make hydro power. No place to park other than on a side street. Not worth your visit.

Thank ed s
Reviewed 12 April 2012

The constant construction work and no parking. There is no historical marker and so much history to share! Shame on Lawrence for not promoting its history!

1  Thank Masslibrarian
Reviewed 12 March 2012

Lawrence is a very interesting city with a very interesting history. In particular, I encourage visitors to study the famous 1912 textile workers strike. Women workers, from a great variety of ethnic groups, took charge of the strike and - surprise - they won a...More

Thank CelticRambler
Reviewed 19 January 2012

Built by Cork Irish before the Civil War, this dam is responsible for the existence of the City of Lawrence. It may be the larget all stone dam anywhere. Just imagining the coffer dams, the lack of huge machinery, the lack of computers for design,...More

Thank MattB
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