Students get a close up view of the Flume House

Dartmouth High School students had a chance to visit the Flume House in the Canal Greenway Park in Dartmouth. The students, under the guidance of teacher Maurice (Terry) Sampson, are putting together a time capsule to be installed by them in the Flume House in the Spring of 2017. An installation ceremony will be part of a grand celebration for the official opening of the Canal Greenway Park to help commemorate the “CANADA 150” year long event.   Students displayed great enthusiasm developing ideals for items to be included in the time capsule.   During their visit the students viewed the 600 mm deep opening for the time capsule left in a granite stone wall inside the Flume House. Safety Gear was not required because no contractors were working on site and the students were not allowed inside the Flume house.

-Doug Brownrigg

Did you know that the Dartmouth Inclined Plane was still in operation 150 years ago during  Canada’s Date of Birth (1867).

  Bill MacIntyre, SCC Chair    and Sam Austin, Councillor District 5  ( far left) with the students.

Bill MacIntyre, SCC Chair  and Sam Austin, Councillor District 5 (far left) with the students.

 Three persons on the left are Bernie Hart, SCC Resident Historian, teacher Maurice Sampson and HRM Councillor Sam Austin, District 5.

Three persons on the left are Bernie Hart, SCC Resident Historian, teacher Maurice Sampson and HRM Councillor Sam Austin, District 5.