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MSC Winter Wisdom - Twice A Day Island: The Peterson Canal at New Meadows 12:15 PM Curtis Memorial Library Morrell Room , Brunswick

MSC Winter Wisdom - Twice A Day Island: The Peterson Canal at New Meadows

Sometimes referred to as the “canal to nowhere,” this project was constructed by hand in the 1790’s with the expressed purpose of connecting the New Meadows River with Merrymeeting Bay. Its purpose was to allow the transport of logs cut along the Kennebec and Androscoggin Rivers to sawmills on the New Meadows River. This talk will review the origins and history of this project and the people who built it. Brenda Cummings is a native of Phippsburg, studied philosophy and history at Antioch College, is a Certified Maine Assessor, and is City Assessor of Bath. Timothy Richter is a native of Bath and received his B.S. in Education/History from UMF. Both serve on boards of Phippsburg Land Trust and Bath Historical Society and lead the annual Peterson Canal walk.

Free Event is sponsored by The Highlands, Topsham, ME. For more information, please visit: https://midcoastseniorcollege.org/winter-wisdom/

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