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Wednesday 25 May

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  • Restored 19th-century canal ‘could be a tourist attraction’ thechronicleherald.ca

    Nestled on the shore of Grand Lake at Wellington sits a restored remnant of one of the world’s engineering marvels. But does anyone know about it? Lock 5 is just one part of the historic Shubenacadie Canal system from the mid-1800s that stretches from Sullivan’s Pond in Dartmouth to Maitland on the Bay of Fundy. Fully restored, it’s a prime example of the system’s nine locks used, along with inclined planes known as ‘marine railways,’ seven lakes and the Shubenacadie River, to ferry ships and goods 115 kilometres through the Nova Scotia interior....

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