CCNS-PL Bound A.jpg


Bound A.

The irregular border between town and common lands was marked at 15 intervals by granite markers, or bounds. Some can still be seen, incised with the legend “STAT. 1893 CHAP. 470” (Statutes of 1893, Chapter 470) on one side and “P. L.” (Province Lands) on the other, together with a letter designation. In theory, Bound A should be easy to find; alongside the West End Breakwater and about 500 or 600 feet out from land. But I’ve never been able to track it down.

¶ Last updated on 24 February 2017. ¶ Image from Map Showing the Bounds of the Province Lands of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, as Fixed and Marked by the Board of Harbor and Land Commissioners of Said Commonwealth, Under Chapter 470 of the Acts of 1893 (1893), courtesy of the Norman B. Leventhal Map Center at the Boston Public Library.

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