1860Construction of Canada's first railway tunnel, which runs from this point for 1,730 feet in a northerly direction, began in September, 1854. Designed to give the Brockville and Ottawa Railway access to the riverfront, it was opened on December 31, 1860. This railway, incorporated in 1853, ran from Brockville to Sand Point, near Arnprior, with a branch line from Smith's Falls to Perth. Its first train left Brockville's Grand Trunk station on January 25, 1859, almost two years before finances permitted completion of the tunnel. The Brockville and Ottawa amalgamated in 1878 with the Canada Central Railway, which was absorbed by the Canadian Pacific Railway in 1881.
|Placed By||Ontario Archaeological and Historic Sites Board|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Wednesday, August 12th, 2015 at 1:02pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||18T E 445889 N 4937558|
|Decimal Degrees||44.58933333, -75.68170000|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 44° 35.36', W 75° 40.902'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||44° 35' 21.6" N, 75° 40' 54.12" W|
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|Which side of the road?||Marker is on the right when traveling North|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near Block House Island Rd, Brockville Ontario , CA|
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