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

Navvies Dwelling

 
 
Navvies Dwelling Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, June 15, 2014
1. Navvies Dwelling Marker
Captions: (bottom, center) Cup and Spoon. These were found during the excavation of this home.; (insert on right) This St. Mary’s Archaeological student is carefully removing earth from the foundation stones of this home. The interior of the dwelling has been filled with gravel to stabilize the site.
Inscription.  A Dwelling for Two Families
Imagine this structure on top of the stone foundation in front of you. This home would be similar to the one at Site No. 9. However this structure is larger and contains two small stone hearths. When excavated in 1985 by Dr. Stephen Davis of Saint Mary’s University, a knife was found beneath the hearth stones - this is believed to be an Irish tradition.
 
Erected by Shubenacadie Canal Commission. (Marker Number 12.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Waterways & Vessels.
 
Location. 44° 42.191′ N, 63° 33.384′ W. Marker is in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, in Halifax Regional Municipality. Marker can be reached from Lock Road, on the left when traveling north. 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. Deep Cut (about 90 meters away, measured in a direct line); Waste Weir and Holding Pond (about 120 meters away); Canal Shubenacadie Canal (about 150 meters away); Historic Shubenacadie Canal System
Navvies Dwelling Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, June 15, 2014
2. Navvies Dwelling Marker
(about 180 meters away); Official Groundbreaking 1829 (about 180 meters away); The Fairbanks Solution (about 180 meters away); One of the mysteries yet to be solved… (about 240 meters away); Before the Canal (approx. 0.3 kilometers away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Dartmouth.
 
More about this marker. This marker is found on the west side of the canal to the north of the holding pond.
 
Navvies Dwelling runis image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, June 15, 2014
3. Navvies Dwelling runis
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on October 19, 2014, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. This page has been viewed 381 times since then and 10 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on October 19, 2014, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.
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