1903A tunnel was built under the Cut for water, gas, and electric cables.Economy and Industry, Infrastructure, Maritime & Fishing Industry

Crew in tunnel under Cut Bridge, 1905. Herman W. Spooner, Cape Ann Museum Library & Archives, Photo 01210
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Three routes were considered for the laying of a new water main. The chosen route, which passed through the canal, was picked because it was all on public land, making it more easily accessible for customer usage and repair. It would also allow for the largest capacity main.

Gloucester Daily Times. “Supply Main Location.” May 5, 1903, Vol. 30 No. 4380 edition. https://sawyer.advantage-preservation.com/.
Blynman Canal tunnel, 1905. Herman W. Spooner, Cape Ann Museum Library & Archives, Photo 02345
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