Plummer's Landing

Plummer's Landing (HM27M1)

Location: Northbridge, MA 01534 Worcester County
Country: United States of America

N 42° 7.709', W 71° 38.346'

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In 1836 Israel Plummer built a store beside a boat basin and dock here—the mid-point of the canal journey between Worcester, Massachusetts and Providence, Rhode Island. Retail products sold at Plummer's store included stove parts, tools and hardware, foods, plaster, fuels, and dry goods.
Plummer's Landing became an important commercial center that received manufactured goods from the cities and mill villages, and raw materials and agricultural products from the rural countryside. Goods shipped from this basin included textiles, lumber, wood shingles, cut stone, and machinery. After the Blackstone Canal closed in 1848, the enterprising Plummer opened a depot and shipped goods on the Providence and Worcester Railroad.
At the Plummer's Landing holding basin, canal boats loaded and unloaded goods; and waited a turn to pass through nearly Lock No. 26. The fieldstone walls and foundations of the landing are visible ahead, and the canal lock, constructed of granite cut from local quarries, still exists, serving as the abutment where Church Street crosses over the Canal.
[Illustration captions, from top to bottom, read]
· Blackstone Canal
· Plummer's Landing
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HM NumberHM27M1
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Placed ByJohn H. Chaffee Blackstone River Valley National Heritage Corridor
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Date Added Saturday, May 19th, 2018 at 7:01am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)19T E 281868 N 4667412
Decimal Degrees42.12848333, -71.63910000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 42° 7.709', W 71° 38.346'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds42° 7' 42.54" N, 71° 38' 20.76" W
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Area Code(s)508
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling West
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 821 Quaker St, Northbridge MA 01534, US
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