The Brockville Tunnel

The Brockville Tunnel (HM1MSW)

Location: Brockville, Ontario Leeds and Grenville United Counties
Country: Canada

N 44° 35.36', W 75° 40.902'

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1860

Construction 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.
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HM NumberHM1MSW
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Year Placed1962
Placed ByOntario Archaeological and Historic Sites Board
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Date Added Wednesday, August 12th, 2015 at 1:02pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18T E 445889 N 4937558
Decimal Degrees44.58933333, -75.68170000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 44° 35.36', W 75° 40.902'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds44° 35' 21.6" N, 75° 40' 54.12" W
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Closest Postal AddressAt or near Block House Island Rd, Brockville Ontario , CA
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