Lawrence Duck Company (Lawrence, MA)

duckmillThe Lawrence Duck Company was establisehd in 1853 in a parcel of land between Canal Street and the Merrimack River on North Union Street. It was a manufacturer of cotton duck cloth and made sails for the American Yaught Club Defenders. A sobriquet for the nearby Union Street Bridge over the Merrimack River is the “Duck Bridge”.

The Library owns this wonderful plan drawn in 1894 and two sets of plans originally from the Engineering Office.

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