Do you know the names of these Shubenacadie Canal Navvies?

As we have pointed out previously the term “Navvie” was usually associated with the title “Navigator” which referred to a person working on a project associated with transportation or navigation.  Thus the Navvies working on the Shubenacadie Canal were the men who dug the channels and cleared the rock from the sections of the Canal which had to be opened up to allow water to flow.  As has been mentioned before one of the main areas where the Navvies were employed was the section between Lakes Micmac and Charles known as the “Deep Cut”.   Four of these Navvies were:  P. Corigan, John Costly, Michael Dee and James Carey.  If you know anyone with one of these names we would like to be able to check with them on the chance there may a connection with one of the Canal workers.

-Bernie Hart

 This is the "Deep Cut" as you would see in Shubie Park. It was created with the use of drills, picks and gun powder.

This is the "Deep Cut" as you would see in Shubie Park. It was created with the use of drills, picks and gun powder.