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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 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…