Commission Project Reports
Blackstone Canal Feasibility Study
In Rhode Island, the study focused on the portion of the canal within the Blackstone River State Park in Lincoln and the report explores, among other things, the rehabilitation or construction of water control structures as a means of controlling flooding.Each of the study reports may be downloaded here:
Millbury Dam Removal Study
Click here for a copy of the report (PDF: 8.8 MB/ 177 pages)
Blackstone Canal Preservation Study
Click here for a copy of the Executive Summary of the Massachusetts Study. (PDF: 1.5 MB/ 10 pages)
Click here to see recommendations for key segments of the canal in Massachusetts.(PDF: 347 kb/ 2 pages)
Click here for the complete Massachusetts Canal report
Click here for a copy of the
Executive Summary from the
Click here to see recommendations
for preserving and interpreting the canal in Rhode Island.(PDF 282 k/ 11 pages)
Click here to see the full RI Canal Preservation Study.
(PDF 10 Mb)
Design Review Manual
A Guide for the Blackstone River Valley
Click here to download a copy of the Design Review Manual. (PDF: 887 kb/ 31 pages)
Moffet Mill Interpretive Plan
Click here to see the Interpretive Plan, which highlights the Moffet Mill’s rich story, along with plans for the mill’s future.
The Future of the Red Shop
Click here for the Red Shop report
Trail / Greenway Vision Report
Complete Trail/Greenway Report
Trail/ GreenwayExecutive Summary (PDF: 5 MB/ 3 pages)
For other recent Heritage Corridor Commission reports please visit the following pages:
The Next Ten Years, for our Ten Year Plan
The Future of the Heritage Corridor for our Sustainabilty Study
Blackstone Valley Natural Resources for our Natural Resource Inventory
Did You Know?
Children as young as age six were hired to work in the textile mills of the Blackstone River Valley. These adolescent workers were employed by the Lonsdale Company, c. 1912. Photos such as this helped lead to the passage of child labor laws.