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

A Testament to Hard Work

 
 
A Testament to Hard Work Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, June 15, 2014
1. A Testament to Hard Work Marker
Caption: Nova Scotia map; Historic Shubenacadie Canal & Waterway.
Inscription. Man-made Bank
You are now walking on a man made bank which forms one side of the canal cut. This wall of earth and stone was necessary to contain the depth of water needed to float the barges. During the first phase of the canal construction there would have been a minimum of approx. 2.4 meters (8 feet) of water but this was reduced to approx. 1.2 meter (4 feet) when it was decided to construct a smaller waterway in the 1850s. It is a testament to the work of the Irish and Scottish workers that these banks are still functional today over 170 years later.
 
Erected by Shubenacadie Canal Commission. (Marker Number 08.)
 
Location. 44° 41.977′ N, 63° 33.189′ W. Marker is in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, in Halifax Regional Municipality. Marker can be reached from Lock Road, on the left when traveling west. 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. Barges, Steamboats and Scows (within shouting distance of this marker); Historic Shubenacadie Canal System (within shouting distance of this marker); Lightning Strikes at Canal Camp (within shouting distance of this marker); Unique Construction (within shouting distance of this marker); A Village of the Most Primitive Description (about 90 meters away, measured in a direct line); Of Bough and Bark (about 180 meters away); A Changing Lake-scape (about 210 meters away); Before the Canal (about 240 meters away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Dartmouth.
 
More about this marker. This marker is located in Shubie Park on the west side of the canal.
 
Categories. Waterways & Vessels
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 19, 2014, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 277 times since then and 21 times this year. Photo   1. submitted on October 19, 2014, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.
 
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