UMass Lowell Bellegarde Boathouse (500 Pawtucket Boulevard, Lowell),
Time: 1:00 PM to 2:30 PMFee Information: Free (Reservations Required)Contact Name: Lowell National Historical ParkContact Phone Number: 978-970-5000 Discover the Merrimack River on a free, ranger-led boat tour on Sunday, September 16th at 1 p.m. During this 90-minute boat tour we will consider the evolving relationship between people and nature. By 1850, the Merrimack River had been transformed to produce more power for industry than all the water sources in the country of France. We will explore how water quality and management have changed from the pre-industrial period, through Lowell’s manufacturing heyday, to the present. Join us as we examine long-term consequences and responses to this period of gross expansion.
The program leaves from the UMass Lowell Bellegarde Boathouse (500 Pawtucket Boulevard, Lowell). Plan to arrive 15 minutes before the program to check in with the ranger. Dress for the weather and bring your own water. This program is free, but reservations are required. Please call 978-970-5000 to make a reservation.