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Company for Rendering Connecticut River Navigable by Water-Quechee Falls (1794-)

 

The charter was granted by the Vermont legislature October 22, 1794, under the cumbersome name of "Company for Rendering Connecticut River Navigable by Water-Quechee Falls." The New Hampshire charter was dated in December, 1796. The Vermont charter was granted to Perez Gallup, a prominent farmer of Hartland, who owned the farm contiguous to the falls. This canal was very short, the two locks being at the Vermont end of the dam and the fall of the river at that point was but twelve feet. Remains of a portion of the dam could be seen until very recently. The New Hampshire charter named Joseph Kimball with Mr. Gallup, but Mr. Gallup was the sole owner and manager, controlling all matters pertaining to the canal until March, 1805, when he sold an eighth interest each to David Fuller and Abner Mack of Gilsum, N. H., Leonard Pulsipher of Plainsfield, N. H., and Oliver Gallup, Elias Gallup and Hugh Campbell of Hartland. These parties completed the canal and operated it some years, when it passed into the hands of David H. Sumner, or at least was managed by him.

Found in 2 Collections and/or Records:

Company for Rendering Connecticut River Navigable by Water-Quechee Falls

Mss 818481
 Collection
Identifier: Mss 818481
Overview In English.

Company for rendering Connecticut River navigable by Water-Queeche Falls warrant

Mss 823215
 Collection
Identifier: Mss 823215
Overview In English.