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Shubenacadie Canal, Port Wallace

 
 
Shubenacadie Canal, Port Wallace Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, June 15, 2014
1. Shubenacadie Canal, Port Wallace Marker
Inscription. From 1826 to 1831, canal labourers constructed two locks and the “deep cut” between Lake Charles and Lake Micmac. During these years, upwards of 250 workers and their families lived here. The locks were rebuilt and operated between 1858 and 1870.
 
Erected by Shubenacadie Canal Commission.
 
Location. 44° 42.475′ N, 63° 33.221′ W. Marker is in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, in Halifax Regional Municipality. Marker can be reached from John Brenton Drive. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 30 John Brenton Drive, Dartmouth, Nova Scotia B2X, Canada.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Benching - An early construction technique (within shouting distance of this marker); Summit of the Canal (within shouting distance of this marker); The Forge (about 210 meters away, measured in a direct line); One of the mysteries yet to be solved… (approx. 0.4 kilometers away); Deep Cut (approx. 0.6 kilometers away); Navvies Dwelling (approx. 0.6 kilometers away); Canal Shubenacadie Canal (approx. 0.6 kilometers away); Official Groundbreaking 1829 (approx. 0.6 kilometers away). Click for a list of all markers in Dartmouth.
 
More about this marker. This marker
Shubenacadie Canal, Port Wallace Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, June 15, 2014
2. Shubenacadie Canal, Port Wallace Marker
is in Shubie Park near Lake Charles and the Shubie Campground.
 
Also see . . .  Shubenacadie Canal - Wikipedia. The Shubenacadie Canal is a Canadian canal in central Nova Scotia, linking Halifax Harbour with the Bay of Fundy by way of the Shubenacadie River and Shubenacadie Grand Lake. Begun in 1826, it was not completed until 1861 and was closed in 1871. (Submitted on October 14, 2014, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.) 
 
Categories. Waterways & Vessels
 
Map of Shubie Park image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, June 15, 2014
3. Map of Shubie Park
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 257 times since then and 21 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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