Massachusetts Bay 1866

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Rare Old Historic Antique Nautical Chart Reproduction showing Massachusetts Bay 1866

The chart covers the Massachusetts coastline from Cape Ann southward past Gloucester, Marblehead, Lynn, Boston and Cohasset to Green Harbor River.  Offers astounding inland detail noting individual buildings, roads, communities, fields, and smaller waterways. There are three shore profile views.  (Boston Entrance - Minot’s Ledge & Cape Ann)  In addition to inland details, this chart contains a wealth of practical information for the mariner from countless depth soundings, sailing instructions, tidal information, lighthouse locations, and notes on magnetic variance. The original chart is a rare independent issue chart printed on heavy stock and backed with linen.  A notable geographic feature is the location of the mouth of the North river, in Rexhame, Marshfield, The course of the river was altered during the Portland Gale, November 26 and 27, 1898 separating the Humarock portion of Scituate from the rest of Scituate. The storm killed more than 400 persons and sank more than 150 boats and ships. The triangulation for this chart was prepared by C. O. Boutelle and Capt. T. J. Cram.  The topography by H. L. Whiting, G. B. Gluck, A.M. Harrison and R.M. Bache. The hydrography was accomplished by a team under the command of C. H. Davis, C.H. McBlair, C.R.P. Rodgers, W.G. Temple and H.S. Stellwagen. The entire production was supervised by Carlile Pollock Patterson, Superintendent of the Survey of the Coast from 1874 to 1881.


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Massachusetts Bay 1866

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