Assembly of the Flume House Begins!

Work at the Canal Greenway Park site continues!

Workers at the Canal Greenway Park site have begun assembling a full-scale reproduction of the flume house at the location of the original. The foundation for the building has been completed and the timber is on-site.

The flume house is being built on top of the recently uncovered turbine chamber. This same chamber was used by the Starr Manufacturing plant to make their skates. The reproduction of the building will be at the same location as the original, which was built over 150 years ago. This model, in tandem with the boat cradle that is already at the Canal Greenway Park, will provide visitors with an accurate representation of what this section of the canal looked like, and enhance their understanding of how the Shubenacadie Canal operated.

You can visit the Canal Greenway Park today and see the progress for yourself! Just remember that the fenced off area is an active construction site, so visitors will not be allowed in the blocked off area at this time.

Follow us on Facebook and Twitter for more updates! If you have any pictures of the construction please share them with us! Finally, if you have any questions about the Canal Greenway Park, feel free to contact us.

– Martin Earle

  Here is a small scale model of the flume house. Visit the Fairbanks centre to see it, and to learn more!

Here is a small scale model of the flume house. Visit the Fairbanks centre to see it, and to learn more!