1910The Cut was deepend and an electrically operated draw was constructed.Economy and Industry, Government and Public Service, Maritime & Fishing Industry, Transportation

At the same time that this took place, the channel of the river was dredged to make it more navigable for vessels of greater draught and the increased traffic of motorboats.

Babson, John James, and Samuel Chandler. History of the Town of Gloucester, Cape Anne, Including the Town of Rockport. Gloucester [Mass.] Procter brothers, 1860, http://archive.org/details/historytownglou00changoog Copeland, Melvin T., and Elliott C. Rogers. The Saga of Cape Ann. Bond Wheelwright Co., 1960.
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