1847The railroad from Boston was extended to Gloucester, and a railroad bridge was built across the Annisquam River to accommodate it.Economy and Industry, Government and Public Service, Infrastructure, Transportation

Railroad, c. 1890s. George E. Kimball, Cape Ann Museum Library & Archives, Photo 14639
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The Gloucester portion of the Eastern Railroad was built across Dunfudgin Flats.

Garland, Joseph E. The Gloucester Guide: A Stroll through Place and Time. The History Press ed, The History Press, 2004. 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 Hurd, D. Hamilton (Duane Hamilton) ed. History of Essex County, Massachusetts, with Biographical Sketches of Many of Its Pioneers and Prominent Men. Philadelphia, J. W. Lewis & Co., 1888, http://archive.org/details/historyofessexco02hurd
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