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

Summit of the Canal

 
 
Summit of the Canal Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, June 15, 2014
1. Summit of the Canal Marker
Caption: (lower right) A cross-section of the waterway between the harbour and the Shubenacadie River showing the depths and elevations of the seven lakes.
Inscription. Highest point of the Canal
Ahead you will see Lake Charles which is the highest body of water in the Canal system. From this lake, water flows south to the Halifax Harbour and north to the Bay of Fundy. You are now approx. 29 meters (95 feet) above the level of the harbour and vessels reaching this point have been lifted up this distance by an incline railway and three locks. In the distance you have walked from Lake Micmac, you have climbed approx. 9 meters (30 feet) in elevation.
 
Erected by Shubenacadie Canal Commission. (Marker Number 15.)
 
Location. 44° 42.496′ N, 63° 33.258′ 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. Benching - An early construction technique (here, next to this marker); Shubenacadie Canal, Port Wallace (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…
Summit of the Canal Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, June 15, 2014
2. Summit of the Canal Marker
Lake Charles in the distance.
(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 is located on the bridge at the north end of the canal near Lake Charles.
 
Categories. Waterways & Vessels
 
Summit of the Canal Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, June 15, 2014
3. Summit of the Canal Marker
This marker is one of two markers located mid-span on this bridge.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 245 times since then and 2 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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