Dartmouth in Halifax Regional Municipality, Nova Scotia — The Atlantic Provinces
Summit of the Canal
Ahead you will see Lake Charles which is the highest body of water in the Canal system. From this lake, water flows south to the Halifax Harbour and north to the Bay of Fundy. You are now approx. 29 meters (95 feet) above the level of the harbour and vessels reaching this point have been lifted up this distance by an incline railway and three locks. In the distance you have walked from Lake Micmac, you have climbed approx. 9 meters (30 feet) in elevation.
Erected by Shubenacadie Canal Commission. (Marker Number 15.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Waterways & Vessels.
Location. 44° 42.496′ N, 63° 33.258′ 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. Benching - An early construction technique (here, next to this marker); Shubenacadie Canal, Port Wallace (within shouting 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 (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 located on the bridge at the north end of the canal near Lake Charles.
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 326 times since then and 13 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.