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

Navvies Dwelling

 
 
Navvies Dwelling Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, June 15, 2014
1. Navvies Dwelling Marker
Captions: (bottom, center) Cup and Spoon. These were found during the excavation of this home.; (insert on right) This St. Mary’s Archaeological student is carefully removing earth from the foundation stones of this home. The interior of the dwelling has been filled with gravel to stabilize the site.
Inscription. A Dwelling for Two Families
Imagine this structure on top of the stone foundation in front of you. This home would be similar to the one at Site No. 9. However this structure is larger and contains two small stone hearths. When excavated in 1985 by Dr. Stephen Davis of Saint Mary’s University, a knife was found beneath the hearth stones - this is believed to be an Irish tradition.
 
Erected by Shubenacadie Canal Commission. (Marker Number 12.)
 
Location. 44° 42.191′ N, 63° 33.384′ 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. Deep Cut (about 90 meters away, measured in a direct line); Waste Weir and Holding Pond (about 120 meters away); Canal Shubenacadie Canal (about 150 meters away); Historic Shubenacadie Canal System (about 180 meters away); Official Groundbreaking 1829 (about 180 meters away); The Fairbanks Solution
Navvies Dwelling Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, June 15, 2014
2. Navvies Dwelling Marker
(about 180 meters away); One of the mysteries yet to be solved… (about 240 meters away); Before the Canal (approx. 0.3 kilometers away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Dartmouth.
 
More about this marker. This marker is found on the west side of the canal to the north of the holding pond.
 
Categories. Waterways & Vessels
 
Navvies Dwelling runis image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, June 15, 2014
3. Navvies Dwelling runis
 
 
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 334 times since then and 37 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. 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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