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Name: Rhode Island.  Seekonk River Commission (1880-1881)


Historical Note: The Seekonk River Commission formed under the authority of Resolution No. 13 passed by the General Assembly at its January Session 1880 "providing for the appointment of a commission to examine and report concerning the obstructions to navigation, which exist near India Point in Providence and the Seekonk River"."  The Commission was organized March 27, 1880 and three commissioners were appointed by the Governor.  The obstructions reported on by the Commission were the old Washington Bridge and a railroad bridge.
Sources: Rhode Island Acts and Resolves
Note Author: TC





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