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

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.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Waterways & Vessels.
 
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. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 30 John Brenton Drive, Dartmouth, Nova Scotia B2X, Canada. Touch for directions.
 
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
Shubenacadie Canal, Port Wallace Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, June 15, 2014
2. Shubenacadie Canal, Port Wallace Marker
(approx. 0.6 kilometers away); Canal Shubenacadie Canal (approx. 0.6 kilometers away); Official Groundbreaking 1829 (approx. 0.6 kilometers away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Dartmouth.
 
More about this marker. This 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 Brentwood, California.) 
 
Map of Shubie Park image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, June 15, 2014
3. Map of Shubie Park
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on October 14, 2014, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. This page has been viewed 334 times since then and 22 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on October 14, 2014, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.
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