Blackstone Canal
Lonsdale Spillway
Lincoln, RI
12/11/93
View is westward.
Water is low due to a breach to the north. Much pallet debris in canal

Blackstone Canal
Lonsdale Spillway
Lincoln, RI
3/5/89
View is westward.
Note the four bays.
This structure is privately owned and controls the flow of water from the canal into Cranberry and Scott Ponds.
Failure of this structure would drain the canal all the way to Ashton Dam.
When the canal was used for navigation, there was no drop at this location and the water level north of here into the river at Ashton was also the level of Cranberry & Scott Ponds south of here.