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Centennial Monograph: Pleasure Boats on the Assabet River
Starting in 1906, for about 10 years, you could board a small steam-powered boat near Ben Smith Dam and for 25 cents take a leisurely weekend ride upstream to Lake Boon in Stow.
Assabet River Motor Launch at Whitman's Crossing - 1910
In 1906 Peter Wilcox and another Maynard man were granted a licence to operate a passenger boat from Maynard to Lake Boon. A boat house and landing wharf was built on the river near the Ben Smith Dam and a landing wharf was installed at Whitman's…
Assabet River Launches - 1906 - 1914
First photo is a copy from an ad in the local paper. The boats ran from south of the Ben Smith Dam, Maynard to Lake Boon from May to October. It is likely the "Gertrude" in front of the boat house in Maynard. The chimney in back right is at the…
Assabet River Launches Time Table 1911
The Chandler, Howard & Co published a small card containing the 1911 timetable for the boats that ferried people between Maynard and Lake Boon. The boats kept a, more or less, hourly schedule. The card shows one of the boats on the water, probably…
Boaters on the Mill Pond
Photograph of three gentlemen in a boat on the mill pond with Mill in the background.