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Dartmouth in Halifax Regional Municipality, Nova Scotia — The Canadian Atlantic
 

Deep Cut

 
 
Deep Cut Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, June 15, 2014
1. Deep Cut Marker
Caption: (insert on right) Deep cut in bedrock.
Inscription. Hard Digging!
From this location you can begin to appreciate the enormous task which faced the canal workers. Prior to 1826 this canal cut or trench did not exist and all of the earth and rock had to be removed. Unlike the lower part of the canal - where you saw the banks which had to be built up - in this area the channel had to be dug out.
Simple hand tools, gun powder and raw strength were all that was available for this back breaking task. As you walk along the trails you will see rows of rocks which first had to be smashed out of the bed rock and then removed.
 
Erected by Shubenacadie Canal Commission. (Marker Number 13.)
 
Location. 44° 42.223′ N, 63° 33.44′ W. Marker is in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, in Halifax Regional Municipality. Marker can be reached from Lock Road, on the left when traveling north. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 54 Lock Road, Dartmouth, Nova Scotia B2X, Canada.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Navvies Dwelling (about 90 meters away, measured in a direct line); One of the mysteries yet to be solved… (about 180 meters away); Waste Weir and Holding Pond (about 210 meters
Deep Cut image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, June 15, 2014
2. Deep Cut
away); Canal Shubenacadie Canal (approx. 0.2 kilometers away); Historic Shubenacadie Canal System (approx. 0.3 kilometers away); Official Groundbreaking 1829 (approx. 0.3 kilometers away); The Fairbanks Solution (approx. 0.3 kilometers away); The Forge (approx. 0.4 kilometers away). Click for a list of all markers in Dartmouth.
 
More about this marker. This marker is found on the west side of the canal to the north of the holding pond.
 
Categories. Waterways & Vessels
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 257 times since then and 17 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. 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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