This rail system connected Halifax Harbour to Sullivan’s Pond and raised vessels approximately 55 feet and transferred them a distance about 1,250 feet. This is a second attempt to overcome the distance in moving vessels from the Harbour to Sullivan’s Pond and during the first attempt a series of 5 locks were used. Parts of these locks remain buried on the property and the walls of Lock 3 can still be seen as they form the east and west walls of the turbine chamber for the Canal Greenway project. Because the marine railway system was the second to be constructed on the waterway, it posed fewer problems than the first one constructed at Portobello. It is easy to imagine the lock keeper, Henry Findlay, operating the system from the upper level of the flume house, as he would have given directions to his assistant who would have been standing on the small platform of the boat cradle. Under normal circumstances the boat cradle could be transported between the Harbour and Sullivan’s Pond in a time of between 12 and 15 minutes.