I recently had a good meeting with the Hon. Iain Rankin, Minister of Lands and Forestry for the Province of Nova Scotia. The main topic of the discussion was the history of the Chignecto Ship Railway and how the historic railway’s story could be told and the remains of the railyway might be enhanced to become a major tourist attraction for the area.
During my chat with Minister Rankin, I also told him that I was concerned about erosion caused by rising sea levels which has resulted in many of the valuable cut stones falling into the Bay Of Fundy. After showing interest in my ideas, Minister Rankin asked me to put together a presentation and then he plans to visit the area with me to talk about possibilities.
The Chignecto Ship Railway is one of only 34 National Historic Civil Engineering Sites in Canada and recently attracted the attention of the British Broadcasting Corporation which is preparing a documentary on the railway.