Tuesday, April 1, 2008

More on the Flood

Sidney and Smith, 1852 (copyright © 2000 by Cartography Associates)
Here's a map from 1852 that gives a good picture of the lower portion of the Stony as it winds its way out to its mouth. The map shows the Boston Providence Rail line and Tremont, Dudley, Centre and Washington Streets. Unlabeled, Ruggles Street cuts across Tremont and the train tracks just north of where the Stony turns left and goes under Tremont. Culvert Street, which is not on this map, shows up on the previous map where the brook turns left towards Tremont Street.

Some sources describe Stony Brook as emptying into the Muddy River. This map shows that they both enter the Charles River basin at the same place.

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