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Brockville in Leeds and Grenville United Counties, Ontario — Central Canada
 

The Brockville Tunnel 1860

 
 
The Brockville Tunnel Marker image. Click for full size.
By Kevin Craft, August 4, 2015
1. The Brockville Tunnel Marker
Inscription.  Construction of Canada's first railway tunnel, which runs from this point for 1,730 feet in a northerly direction, began in September, 1854. Designed to give the Brockville and Ottawa Railway access to the riverfront, it was opened on December 31, 1860. This railway, incorporated in 1853, ran from Brockville to Sand Point, near Arnprior, with a branch line from Smith's Falls to Perth. Its first train left Brockville's Grand Trunk station on January 25, 1859, almost two years before finances permitted completion of the tunnel. The Brockville and Ottawa amalgamated in 1878 with the Canada Central Railway, which was absorbed by the Canadian Pacific Railway in 1881.
 
Erected 1962 by Ontario Archaeological and Historic Sites Board.
 
Location. 44° 35.36′ N, 75° 40.902′ W. Marker is in Brockville, Ontario, in Leeds and Grenville United Counties. Marker is on Block House Island Road 0.1 kilometers south of Water Street East, on the left when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 9 Block House Island Road, Brockville, Ontario K6V, Canada. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 10 other markers are within walking distance of
Wideview of The Brockville Tunnel Marker image. Click for full size.
By Kevin Craft, August 4, 2015
2. Wideview of The Brockville Tunnel Marker
this marker. Brockville Farmers' Market (within shouting distance of this marker); A view of Brockville from the waterfront CPR Docks (within shouting distance of this marker); The Brockville "Van" or Caboose (within shouting distance of this marker); Brockville Rowing Club (within shouting distance of this marker); Brockville Ferry Depot (within shouting distance of this marker); Major James M. Walsh (within shouting distance of this marker); Brockville & Ottawa Railway - Passenger Depot (about 90 meters away, measured in a direct line); The Great War Memorial (about 90 meters away); Victoria Hall and East Ward Market Building (about 150 meters away); Blockhouse Island (about 150 meters away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Brockville.
 
Also see . . .  Brockville Railway Tunnel. (Submitted on August 12, 2015, by Kevin Craft of Bedford, Quebec.)
 
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The Brockville Railway Tunnel image. Click for full size.
By Kevin Craft, August 4, 2015
3. The Brockville Railway Tunnel
Canada's first railway tunnel
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on September 27, 2019. This page originally submitted on August 12, 2015, by Kevin Craft of Bedford, Quebec. This page has been viewed 239 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on August 12, 2015, by Kevin Craft of Bedford, Quebec.
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