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

One of the mysteries yet to be solved…

 
 
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By Barry Swackhamer, June 15, 2014
1. One of the mysteries yet to be solved… Marker
Inscription. Possibly a Storage Building for Powder
This is the only example of this style of structure found anywhere along the canal. While the Archaeologists are uncertain about its use, it may have been a storage area for black powder used to blast the bedrock found in the Deep Cut. However, an analysis of the surrounding soil did not reveal any evidence of this. It is likely this round stone base would have had a roof of logs and bark.
 
Erected by Shubenacadie Canal Commission. (Marker Number 14.)
 
Location. 44° 42.319′ N, 63° 33.398′ 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. The Forge (about 180 meters away, measured in a direct line); Deep Cut (about 180 meters away); Navvies Dwelling (about 240 meters away); Canal Shubenacadie Canal (approx. 0.3 kilometers away); Waste Weir and Holding Pond (approx. 0.3 kilometers away);
One of the mysteries yet to be solved… Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, June 15, 2014
2. One of the mysteries yet to be solved… Marker
Deep Cut in the foreground.
Shubenacadie Canal, Port Wallace (approx. 0.4 kilometers away); Benching - An early construction technique (approx. 0.4 kilometers away); Official Groundbreaking 1829 (approx. 0.4 kilometers away). Click for a list of all markers in Dartmouth.
 
More about this marker. This marker is found on the westside canal trail to the north of the holding pond.
 
Categories. Waterways & Vessels
 
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By Barry Swackhamer, June 15, 2014
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