Dartmouth in Halifax Regional Municipality, Nova Scotia — The Atlantic Provinces
The Fairbanks Solution
When first built this lock was made entirely of granite blocks, as represented by the end walls. Like the other structures of the Canal, this lock fell into disrepair between 1831 and 1854. It was completely rebuilt by Charles Fairbanks using the less expensive North American method.
When operating the inner walls of the Lock would have had wooden plank surfaces. The lock raised and lowered vessels 3.7 meters (12 feet).
Erected by Shubenacadie Canal Commission. (Marker Number 10.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Waterways & Vessels.
Location. 44° 42.118′ N, 63° 33.276′ W. Marker is in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, in Halifax Regional Municipality. Marker can be reached from Lock Road. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 54 Lock Road, Dartmouth, Nova Scotia B2X, Canada. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Historic Shubenacadie Canal System (a few steps from this marker); Official Groundbreaking 1829 (within shouting distance of this marker); Before the Canal (within shouting distance Waste Weir and Holding Pond (within shouting distance of this marker); Canal Shubenacadie Canal (within shouting distance of this marker); Of Bough and Bark (about 120 meters away, measured in a direct line); A Village of the Most Primitive Description (about 180 meters away); Navvies Dwelling (about 180 meters away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Dartmouth.
More about this marker. This marker is in Shubie Park on the bridge over Lock 3.
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 280 times since then and 15 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on October 14, 2014, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.