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New England Photos

A photo essay of life,sights and history in New England. Including some of the lesser known things and some of the down-right obscure. A new photo added every one to two days. Click on the photos to see a larger picture. There are more pictures in the archive.


Wednesday, July 18, 2007


Mystic Seaport - Mystic CT - In the long building below, they are making rope. The piece of machinery you see is called a truck that pulls the rope down the building


The way this piece of machinery works twists the rope evenly so all the strands are equally strong. Before, when people did the twisting, the middle stands were weaker.

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At 10:34 AM, Anonymous Rhea said...

Very interesting. Last summer I was on a bike tour in Boston that took me to a rope walk building in Charlestown! Now I know what rope walk means. The building is about a half-mile long, or something like that.

At 9:14 AM, Blogger Clubbs said...

Great photos! Found you at That's My Answer.

Have a great day!



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