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Plan of the inner harbor of Boston

Author: United States Coast Survey
Publisher: United States Coast Survey
Date: 1847
Location: Boston Harbor (Mass.)

Dimensions: 121.0 x 99.0 cm.
Scale: 1:5,000
Call Number: MAPART COLLECTION

 
DESCRIPTION

Published the same year as Edmund Blunt's small chart of Boston Harbor, this large-scale harbor chart was based on recent surveys conducted by the U.S. Coast Survey and showed considerably more detail for the inner harbor.

The chart delineated the numerous wharves lining the shores of East Boston, Charlestown, the eastern side of Boston Proper, and South Boston. In addition, numerous soundings have been recorded for the harbor waters and four cross sections clearly show the location of the deepest channel.

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