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ing each, on an average, 3,100 bar-
rels of oil, and 25,000 pounds of
bone. The sealing business in the
Pacific Ocean,' has been, conducted
here, very extensively, for many
years, with great success. Many
ships are built, and a large number
of coasting vessels, and some in the
West India trade, belong to this
port. This place is accommodated
with a marine rail way, and a light
house at the e’ntrance of the har-

Stonington Borough is located on
a narrow p.oint of land, extending
into the Sound about half a mile.
It was incorporated in 1S01. It is
handsomely laid out, is well built,
and contains about 1,200 inhabitants.
Many strangers -visit this place in
summer months to enjoy the marine
air and delightful scenery. It lies
54 miles S. E. from Hartford, 12 E.
from New London, and 62 E. from
New Haven.

Stonington is an important point
on the New York, Providence, and
Boston Rail Road. The distance
from New York to Brooklyn, on
Long Island, acrpss the ferry*, Is
half a mile; from Brooklyn to Green-
port, at the easterly part of Long
Island, is 9S miles ; from thence,
across the Sound, to Stonington,
25; from Stonington to Providence,
47 ; and from Providence to Boston
41 miles. Total distance from New
Yorkto Boston,by this route, 211 1-2

Until the completion of the rail
road on Long Island, passengers are
conveyed to and from New York,
daily, by safe and splendid steam

Stop River, Mass*

This stream rises from ponds in
Wrentham, and joins Charles river
at Medfield.

Stoughton, Mass,

Norfolk Co. Some of the head
waters of Neponset river rise in
this town. When the Indians sold

their lands in Dorchester, a resi-
dence was established for them at
this place, and called
There were 12 families of Chris-
tain* Indians here in 1674. Mr.
Elliot, the • apostle of‘the Indians,
.had the chief agency in their re-
moval. '    - '

There are two cotton and a wool-
en mill in the town,, and manufac-
tures of boots,'Shoes, shoe tools, and
boot forms: total value .of manu-
factures, the year ending April 1,
1837, exclusive of cotton goods,
$525,940 ; of which $487,390 was
for- boots and shoes. Hands em-
ployed in the various manufactures,

Stoughton was incorporated in
1736. It lies 20 miles,S. from Bos-
ton, and 10 S. from Dedham. Pop-
ulation, 1830, 1,591 ; 1837, 1,993.

Stow, Me*

See “ Down East.”

Stow', Vt.

Lamoille co. Waterbury river
and its branches give this town a
good water power, and by which
several mills are put into operation.
Stow- is situated between the Mans-
field and Hog’s Back ‘mountains,
and contains a large tract of level,
fertile land, which appears tojiave
been of alluvial formation. This
valley contains some very beautiful
and productive farms. Between
five and six thousand sheep are
kept, and the exports of agricultu-
ral products are valuable. Stow is
a flourishing town, and contains a
neat and pleasant mountain valley

This town was first settled in
1793. It lies 15 miles N. N.W. from
MontpelieV, 12 S. from Hyde Park,
and 26 E. from Burlington. Popu-
lation, 1820, 957 ; 1830,1,570.

Stow, Mass.

Middlesex co. 'Stow is watered
by the As'sabet river) and possesses
a good water power. The soil is


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