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

The Fairbanks Solution

 
 
The Fairbanks Solution Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, June 15, 2014
1. The Fairbanks Solution Marker
Caption: Right: Diagram of Lock 3
Inscription. Lock 3
When first built this lock was made entirely of granite blocks, as represented by the end walls. Like the other structures of the Canal, this lock fell into disrepair between 1831 and 1854. It was completely rebuilt by Charles Fairbanks using the less expensive North American method.
When operating the inner walls of the Lock would have had wooden plank surfaces. The lock raised and lowered vessels 3.7 meters (12 feet).
 
Erected by Shubenacadie Canal Commission. (Marker Number 10.)
 
Location. 44° 42.118′ N, 63° 33.276′ W. Marker is in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, in Halifax Regional Municipality. Marker can be reached from Lock Road. 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. Historic Shubenacadie Canal System (a few steps from this marker); Official Groundbreaking 1829 (within shouting distance of this marker); Before the Canal (within shouting distance of this marker); Waste Weir and Holding Pond (within shouting distance of this marker); Canal Shubenacadie Canal
The Fairbanks Solution Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, June 15, 2014
2. The Fairbanks Solution Marker
(within shouting distance of this marker); Of Bough and Bark (about 120 meters away, measured in a direct line); A Village of the Most Primitive Description (about 180 meters away); Navvies Dwelling (about 180 meters away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Dartmouth.
 
More about this marker. This marker is in Shubie Park on the bridge over Lock 3.
 
Categories. Waterways & Vessels
 
Lock 3 image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, June 15, 2014
3. Lock 3
The gates of Lock 3 image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, June 15, 2014
4. The gates of Lock 3
 
 
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 233 times since then and 27 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. 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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