Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Connecticut River Scroll Map

Recently received records of the Hanover Water Works Company contain an 1890 scrolled map of the Connecticut River from Olcott Falls (current site of the Wilder Dam) to the Lyme Bridge. The map was drawn by Robert Fletcher, an 1868 graduate of West Point and the first Director of the Thayer School of Engineering.

Set in a portable wooden case with a compass, the map was probably used for fieldwork, and shows locations of water tanks, water depths, and distances along the river from Ledyard Bridge, as well as "other facts."

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