Original size 26" x 78" Based on surveys by
Major Perault of the US Topographical Engineers (Later US Army Corps)
The Proposed Canal entrance at Buzzards Bay from the 1825 map. Note the
windmill at the upper right. The line with the capital letters "A B
etc" is the route. The soil types are listed such as "Sandy".
Nearby houses and owners are indicated with small squares.
"Indian Hill" detail from the 1825 map. Herring Brook @
"Road to Wareham".
This area looks like a small village - nine buildings with owners
Here is an overlay of a modern
recreational map of the Canal area