This was the location of Lock 6, as part of the original canal and was constructed with granite from Purcell’s Cove. We believe this was the original granite used in the first phase of the first canal attempt. The lower gates are replicas of what would have been there when the lock was operating. The upper gate now serves as a control structure that controls the water levels for Lake Banook. This lock is almost completely restored and, with its granite walls, is a wonderful example of the British tradition of lock construction. The massive wooden lower gates are replicas of the originals.


Aerial video of Lock #1 on the historic Shubenacadie Canal at the South end of Lake Banook, Dartmouth, Nova Scotia. Video by Dave Stredulinsky.