of the Shubenacadie Canal started in 1826. It
was thought that the Canal would open up the
province's hinterland and provide a safe trade
route to the Bay of Fundy, but it wasn't going
to come easily.
stopped in 1831 when the Shubenacadie Canal
Co. went bankrupt. The dream of the canal
was still alive though, and in 1854 the Inland
Navigation Co. was formed and construction
started once again. The Inland Navigation
Co. also suffered from financial problems
and even after the canal opened in 1861 it
never showed much profit.
1870 the canal was closed forever by the construction
of several low bridges that prevented the
passage of vessels.