Blackstone Canal
Ashton
Lincoln, RI
2/27/03
View north under viaduct with bikeway spur on left and towpath to right of pier.
The bikeway spur leads to a parking area at the west end of the viaduct and to a visitors center and parking on I-295 east
A footbridge over the canal is barely visible in the distance.

Blackstone Canal
Ashton
Lincoln, RI
1/5/12
Bridge over the canal at the Kelly House,.looking north.

Blackstone Canal
Kelly House @ Ashton
Lincoln, RI
1/5/12 
Now a museum open in summer
Looking southeast from towpath

Blackstone Canal
Kelly House @ Ashton
Lincoln, RI
1/5/12 
Now a museum open in summer
Looking northeast from towpath

Blackstone Canal
Stone circle of former gas holder at Kelly House @ Ashton
Lincoln, RI
1/5/12 

Blackstone Canal
outline of former Kelly mill @ Ashton
Lincoln, RI
1/5/12  

Blackstone Canal
Ashton
Lincoln, RI
6/8/00
View east of the rebuilding of the Rt. 116 viaduct.

Blackstone Canal
Ashton
Lincoln, RI
2/27/03
Bikeway bridge and Rt. 116 viaduct looking east across the river

Blackstone Canal
Cumberland, RI
2/27/03
Bikeway bridge looking west across the river
Kelly House is visible across the river, just to the left of the bridge

Blackstone Canal
Cumberland, RI
2/27/03
Bikeway looking north under Rt. 116 viaduct

Blackstone Canal
Ashton
Lincoln, RI
2/27/03
Bikeway sign at west end of river bridge

Blackstone Canal
Ashton
Lincoln, RI
4/17/89
View upstream of Ashton Dam

Blackstone Canal
Ashton
Lincoln, RI
4/17/89
View east across Ashton Dam
Upstream of this dam, the canal used the pool behind the dam (Kelly Pond) to reach Albion.
At this dam, water was diverted from the Blackstone River into the canal behind the camera. In canal operating times, the water then remained on the same level until the south end of Scotts Pond where the canal then locked down into the Moshassuck River Valley to reach Providence. The diversion of water from the Blackstone to the Moshassuck was very controversial with mill owners and led to its being measured and to the building of reservoirs by the canal company.

Blackstone Canal
View north on canal at west end of Ashton Dam
Lincoln, RI
1/5/12  

Blackstone Canal
Rock dam used to regulate flow into canal at Ashton Dam looking north
Lincoln, RI
1/5/12
Note the wood beam over the silted in canal route beyond. Route merges with the river a little beyond.

Blackstone Canal
Looking south at Ashton Dam
Lincoln, RI
1/5/12
Note concrete remains of former control gate against rock on right.