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Thomas Chandler Haliburton – Nova Scotia’s Waterways c1800
From – An Historical and Statistical Account of Nova Scotia by T. C. Haliburton

Maps of Nova Scotia c1800 Maps of Nova Scotia c1800

… the shores [of Nova Scotia] are everywhere indented with harbours, rivers, coves and bays, in most places communicating with the waters of the interior of the Country, scarcely any part of which is thirty miles distant from navigation…

…The great inequality in the surface of Nova-Scotia [Nova Scotia] is the cause of the existence of numerous lakes, which are scattered in every direction. Some of them are of very great extent, and in many places form almost a continued chain of water communication across the province….From the head of the Shubenacadie river they almost reach the harbor of Halifax, and afford such an extensive inland navigation, that a company has been formed to complete the junction by means of a canal. Between Windsor and the Atlantic, there is a similar connection in two different places- one between the St. Croix and Margaret’s Bay, and the other between the head of the Avon and Chester Bay…


Excerpt From –
An Historical and Statistical Account of Nova Scotia
In two volumes. Illustrated by a map of the province, and several engravings.
By Thomas C. Haliburton, Esq.
Barrister at Law and Member of the House of Assembly of Nova Scotia
[originally] Printed and Published by Joseph Howe, Halifax 1829
Edition consulted – Candiana Reprint Series No. 51
Mika Publishing Belleville, Ontario 1973
Volume 2, pg 3-5
HRL SG ADULT 971.6 H172 h 1973

 

 

 

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