132. New Hampshire Canal System
located on Merrimack Street (off the NH3/NH3A connector) at the
A.J. Lambert Town Park in Hooksett village, Hooksett, NH


"Before the railroads came through New Hampshire, a flourishing canal system skirted the many falls on the Merrimack River. From the landing station at Boscawen to the point where the waterway entered the Middlesex Canal in Massachusetts there was great activity, terminated by the coming of the rails. Remains of locks, towpaths, loading stations, hydraulic apparatus, and masonry walls may yet be seen at a number of locations. From Boscawen to the state line, a series of falls known as Sewalls, Turkey, Garvins, Hookset, Amoskeag, Merrills, Griffins, Goffes, Coos, Moores and Cromwells were bypassed. Remnants of a branch canal at Head's Brickyard are among the most nearly intact in this state."

erected 1979


The Merrimack in Hooksett


Stalking New Hampshire's Historical Markers
Historical Markers of the Merrimack Valley Region



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1/6/2001