Dartmouth in Halifax Regional Municipality, Nova Scotia — The Atlantic Provinces
From this location you can begin to appreciate the enormous task which faced the canal workers. Prior to 1826 this canal cut or trench did not exist and all of the earth and rock had to be removed. Unlike the lower part of the canal - where you saw the banks which had to be built up - in this area the channel had to be dug out.
Simple hand tools, gun powder and raw strength were all that was available for this back breaking task. As you walk along the trails you will see rows of rocks which first had to be smashed out of the bed rock and then removed.
Erected by Shubenacadie Canal Commission. (Marker Number 13.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Waterways & Vessels. A significant historical year for this entry is 1826.
Location. 44° 42.223′ N, 63° 33.44′ 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. Navvies Dwelling (about 90 meters away, measured in a direct line); One of the mysteries yet to be solved… (about 180 meters away); Waste Weir and Holding Pond (about 210 meters away); Canal Shubenacadie Canal (approx. 0.2 kilometers away); Historic Shubenacadie Canal System (approx. 0.3 kilometers away); Official Groundbreaking 1829 (approx. 0.3 kilometers away); The Fairbanks Solution (approx. 0.3 kilometers away); The Forge (approx. 0.4 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.
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 344 times since then and 15 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on October 19, 2014, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.