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Retrieval Number: 7776/239
Chignecto Canal Area, NS November 5, 1931, Richard (Dick) McCully.
Mount Allison University Archives, Richard Thorne McCully fonds.
May be reproduced only with permission of Provincial Archives of New Brunswick through the Mount Allison University Archives

Cignecto Canal Area, oblique photo.

Retrieval Number: 7776/234

Cignecto Canal Area, oblique photo.

These two oblique aerial views show the right of way of the Chignecto Ship Railway and the remnants of the terminus at the Amherst, NS end and on the northen end at the Tidnish River. This project which was driven by Henry G.C. Ketchum foundered about 1895. The intent of the project was to permit ships to cross from the Northumberland Straits to the Bay of Fundy, thereby saving the need to sail around peninsular Nova Scotia. For more details on this celebrated engineering scheme see: UNB Archives and Special Collections - Henry George Clopper Ketchum

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