Chilling at Tileston and Hollingsworth Dam

Here’s some pancake ice forming in the tailrace (below the Tileston and Hollingsworth Dam on the Milton/Hyde Park border on December 31, at about 5 degrees Fahrenheit. (A tailrace is a channel that carries water away from a water wheel, turbine, etc.)    Not far downstream the river was completely iced over but here […]

Orphan Dam in Hyde Park

Recent development in Boston beside the Tileston and Hollingsworth Dam has made it more visible but no less problematic.   If you’ve canoed the lower river, you know about the Tileston and Hollingsworth Dam–a formidable roadblock on the Milton/Hyde Park line at the former Bay State Paper complex, where the river falls about six feet […]