Presentation on theme: "703/704 Visits the Shubenacadie Canal What is the Shubenacadie Canal ? the largest watershed in Nova Scotia goes from Halifax Harbour to the Bay of Fundy."— Presentation transcript:
What is the Shubenacadie Canal ? the largest watershed in Nova Scotia goes from Halifax Harbour to the Bay of Fundy it includes 7 lakes - Lake Banook, Lake MicMac, Lake Charles, Lake William, Lake Thomas, Fletchers Lake, and Grand Lake.
History of Canal started construction in 1826. stopped construction in 1831 because of lack of money. restarted in 1854. opened for use in 1861. canal lands were sold in 1870 after low railway bridges were built, making it impossible for boats to get through.
Dr. Vivien Srivastava, a Shubenacadie Canal Commissioner shares her knowledge of the canal.
Sullivans Pond This is an example of a holding pond where boats waited for their turn to go through the lock. These stone beacons acted as markers to enter the lock.
The Inclined Plane The inclined plane carried the boats from Lake Charles to Lake William at Porto Bello. The inclined plane consisted of railway ties going up the hill with a cradle that carried the boat. An inclined plane was also used to get boats from Halifax Harbour to Sullivans Pond in Dartmouth.
Lock #4 Fletchers Lake This is the lock that is nearest to our school. Over the years it has suffered a great deal of damage.
Lock #5 Wellington Here, tourists can see the Shubenacadie Canal restored to its former look.
Open Gate At Lock #5 Notice the indentation in the wall of the lock which allows the door to open flat so it doesnt scratch the boats that pass through.
Restored Lock #5 Falling Leaf Gate: This is the other type of gate that is used in lock building, the first one being the mitered doors as shown at Lock #3.