Trenton in Pictou County, Nova Scotia — The Atlantic Provinces (North America)
The First Steel Made in Canada
Erected 1953 by Nova Scotia Steel and Coal Company Limited.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Industry & Commerce. A significant historical year for this entry is 1883.
Location. 45° 36.634′ N, 62° 38.35′ W. Marker is in Trenton, Nova Scotia, in Pictou County. Marker is at the intersection of Main Street (Nova Scotia Route 348) and Forge Street, on the right when traveling north on Main Street. Marker is located near the southwest corner of the Trenton Town Offices building. Touch for map Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 kilometers of this marker, measured as the crow flies. First Pouring of Steel in Canada (within shouting distance of this marker); Trenton Works Axle Hammer (about 150 meters away, measured in a direct line); Honouring the First Successful Commercial Pouring of Steel in Canada - 1883 (about 150 meters away); The Beginning of New Glasgow (approx. 2.3 kilometers away); Normandy Branch 34 (approx. 2.3 kilometers away); Johnny Miles (approx. 2.4 kilometers away); Carmichael Park (approx. 2.4 kilometers away); Bell's Corner (approx. 2.4 kilometers away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Trenton.
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. Trenton Industrial Heritage
Also see . . . Iron and Steel Industry. Steel products were first manufactured in Canada in the 1880s. By the early 1900s steelmaking centres had been established in Hamilton and Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario, and in Sydney, Nova Scotia. Iron and steel production grew slowly until the Second World War and then rapidly as the postwar economic boom created a tremendous demand for steel. (Submitted on May 26, 2020, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.)
Credits. This page was last revised on May 26, 2020. It was originally submitted on May 26, 2020, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 134 times since then and 25 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on May 26, 2020, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.