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

The Forge

 
 
The Forge Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, June 15, 2014
1. The Forge Marker
Inscription. The Blacksmith’s Shop
Excavated by Dr. Davis in 1985, this forge operated during both the first construction period (1820s) and the second (1850s). It was here that workers and masons would have their tools repaired and stone picks sharpened. On June 10th, 1862 Henry Findlay, Superintendent of the canal wrote in his log book: “found the fastening on the forge door had been forced off. I then started for the workshop and when half way up to it saw a man at the end of it. I gave him chase but he outran me and escaped into the woods…”. The broken fastening lock is on exhibit in the Fairbanks Centre, along with artefacts from the various excavations at Port Wallace.
 
Erected by Shubenacadie Canal Commission. (Marker Number 17.)
 
Location. 44° 42.385′ N, 63° 33.309′ 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.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. One of the mysteries yet to be solved… (about 180 meters away, measured in a direct line); Shubenacadie Canal, Port Wallace
The Forge Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, June 15, 2014
2. The Forge Marker
(about 210 meters away); Benching - An early construction technique (about 210 meters away); Summit of the Canal (about 210 meters away); Deep Cut (approx. 0.4 kilometers away); Navvies Dwelling (approx. 0.4 kilometers away); Canal Shubenacadie Canal (approx. 0.4 kilometers away); Waste Weir and Holding Pond (approx. 0.4 kilometers away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Dartmouth.
 
More about this marker. This marker is inside Shubie Park beside the canal.
 
Categories. Waterways & Vessels
 
Ruins of the Blacksmith's shop image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, June 15, 2014
3. Ruins of the Blacksmith's shop
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 14, 2014, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 272 times since then and 27 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on October 14, 2014, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.
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