RICHARD H. BEINECKE, CHAIR OF THE INSTITUTE FOR PUBLIC SERVICE AT SUFFOLK UNIVERSITY, SAWYER BUSINESS SCHOOL, IN HIS NEW BOOK – THE MYSTIC RIVER – WRITES THIS ABOUT THE INCREDIBLE DITCH: A BICENTTIAL HISTORY OF THE INCREDIBLE (1997) ---
“My primary sources are Clarke, 1974, and Seaburg and Dahill, 1997, each of which offer a very detailed history. Seaburg and Dahill, 1997, is especially useful, as it has many photos and illustrations, good route maps, and photos from the air made in 1972-75 with the line of the route laid over them; it is still in print and readily available.
Artist Tom Dahill’s recent lecture with slides at Medford’s Bestsellers Bookstore and Café - ILLUSTRATING THE MIDDLESEX CANAL - was so popular that its been put out as a DVD. His ninety minutes presentation, and the discussion which followed, tells the story of the historic Middlesex Canal through his drawings and bright watercolors from the two canal books he illustrated: The Incredible Ditch and Life on the Middlesex Canal.Bestsellers Cafe, 24 High Street, Medford, Ma is the only place where you can purchase a copy. Price $10.99. Stop in and check it out!
Illustrating the Middlesex Canal Acclaimed artist Thomas Dahill will present a brief history of the old Canal which ran through Medford, with drawings and watercolors from the two books he illustrated, "The Incredible Ditch" and "Life on the Middlesex Canal". He will also talk about the Middlesex Canal Museum in North Billerica, where he serves as its Resident Artist.