Hayward’s New England Gazetteer (1839) page 45
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1756. The principal business of
Bath is commerce, trade and ship-
building, for which it is admirably
well located. There belonged to
this port in 1835, 26 ships, 32 brigs,
54 schooners, and smaller vessels.
Tonnage,of the district of Bath, in-
cluding the waters of Kennebec
river, in 1837, 41,728 tons. Total
number of vessels belonging to the
distriot of Bath, in 1835, 37 ships, 94
brigs, 195 schooners, 10 sloops, and
1 steam-boat. Total, 337. The
harbor of Bath is seldom obstructed
by ice. Regular lines of steam-*
boats ply between this place and
Portland and Boston, about three-
fourths of the year.

Bath, N. II.,

Grafton co., on Connecticut river,
is 32 miles N. of Dartmouth Col-
lege, 82 N. W. of Concord, and 9
N. of Haverhill. Bath is pleasant-
ly situated in the vale of the Con-
necticut, between the Green moun-
tains on the W., and the^-White
Mountains on the E., by which it is
effectually shielded from high winds
and long storms. The Amonoosuck
river waters the S. E. part, afford-
ing many fine mill seats and water
privileges. The Amonoosuck has
a very convenient fall at the village,
calculated to accommodate ma-
chinery to any extent. Two mills
for the manufacture of cassimere,
and other machinery, are already
erected. At the principal village,
(which is very pleasant,) there is a
considerable bridge over the Amo-
noosuck, of 350 feet in length, built
in 1807. The soil on the hills is
generally a reddish loam, on a bed
of marl, or hard pan. In the val-
leys, it is alluvial. About one-sixth
part of the whole town is intervale
land. Much improvement has been
made in the agriculture of this
place: 550 sheep are kept here.
The towu was granted, 1761, and
the first settlement was made in
1765, by John Herriman from Ha-
verhill, Mass. Population, 1830,

Battenkill River.

This river is about 45 miles in
length. It rises in Dorset, and pass-
ing Manchester, Sunderland and
Arlington, it receives Roaring
Brook and other tributaries in Ver-
mont ; it then passes into the state
of New York, and falls into the
Hudson, three miles below Fort
Miller, and about 35 miles N. from
Albany, N. Y.

Bays and Harbors.

The bays and harbors in New
England are generally mentioned
under the places pertaining to them .

Bear Camp River, N. H.,

Is formed of several branches ris-
ing on the south side of Sandwich
and Albany mountains. The two
principal branches unite in Ossipee,
and fall into Ossipee lake on its
western border.

Bear River, Me.,

Rises in the highlands, near Um-
bagog lake, passes Newry, and
empties into the Androscoggin, op-
posite to Bethel.

Becket, Mass.,

An elevated farming township
on the Green mountain range, in
Berkshire county. Westfield, Farm-
ington and Housatonick rivers re-'
ceive the waters of several ponds in
this town. It has some small man-
ufactures, and about 7,000 sheep.
The town was incorporated in 1765,
and lies 110 miles W. from Boston,
15 E. S. E. from Lenox, and 23 W.
from Northampton. Population,
1837, 957.

Beddington, Me.

Washington co. There are sev-
eral ponds in this town, which are
among the head waters of Pleasant
and Narraguagus rivers. Incorpo-
rated, 1833. Ponnlation, 1837,169.


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