Many of the partnership projects that the Heritage Corridor Commission is involved in lead to the creation of a report or study. These reports cover varying topics and their focus can range from region-wide to site specific. Below are a number of the reports created by the Heritage Corridor Commission in recent years. Please feel free to download any of them.
Blackstone Canal Feasibility Study
With funding from the National Park Service, the Corridor Commission recently completed a study of two segments of the Blackstone Canal that assessed the feasibility of greater recreational access to and restoration of this significant historic resource. In Massachusetts, the study focused on the portion of the canal located in the Blackstone River and Canal Heritage State Park in Uxbridge and Northbridge, and the report includes recommendations about repairing breaches in the canal trench, rebuilding sections of the towpath embankment and restoring Goat Hill Lock. The potential operation of a canal boat replica is also addressed.
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:
Canal Feasibility Study - MA - FINAL DRAFT Dec 2011
Canal Feasibility Study - RI - FINAL DRAFT Dec 2011