Fisheries Museum Of The Atlantic Stabilization And Renovation Archaeological Monitoring 2013-2014 Lunenburg, Nova Scotia

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dc.creator Cultural Resource Management Group Limited
dc.date.accessioned 2017-10-12T14:24:10Z
dc.date.available 2017-10-12T14:24:10Z
dc.date.issued 2014-06-01
dc.identifier.uri http://library2.smu.ca/handle/01/27151
dc.description.abstract The Fisheries Museum of the Atlantic (FMA), located at 68 Bluenose Drive, Lunenburg, Nova Scotia, is the site of a former fish plant complex owned and operated by Lunenburg Sea Products Limited and its predecessors (Figure 1). Constructed between 1899 and the 1950s, the property, now part of the association of Nova Scotia Museums, lies within the UNESCO World Heritage District of Lunenburg (1995). Along with the fishing schooner “The Bluenose II”, the iconic red-coloured Lunenburg waterfront, which includes the FMA, is one of the best known tourist attractions in Atlantic Canada. Beginning in October 2013, the Nova Scotia Department of Transportation and Infrastructure Renewal (TIR) began the stabilization and renovation of the westernmost buildings in the FMA complex - the Inshore Fisheries Display Building and the Dory Shop. As part of the stabilization project, the floor structure of the buildings was removed prior to the mechanical removal of fill beneath the floor. Pits were dug throughout the buildings by mechanical excavator for the placement of concrete piling caps, used as column supports, and for the replacement of sections of building foundation. Additionally, the mechanical/sprinkler room, an extension off the north side of the Inshore Fisheries Display Building was demolished and its foundation, which included a weigh station, was removed by mechanical excavator. Due to the potential for encountering historically and/or archaeologically significant resources associated with nineteenth and early twentieth century fish plant structures and their operation, and the potential for encountering undisturbed waterfront or seabed deposits that may contain cultural material associated with the early history of Lunenburg, specifications for the project required that an archaeologist monitor the excavation and address any historical or archaeological resources encountered during the course of excavation and demolition. Cultural Resource Management (CRM) Group was retained by TIR to undertake archaeological monitoring during mechanical excavations. Fieldwork on this project was conducted from the fall of 2013 to the spring of 2014. Fieldwork in 2013 consisted of the monitoring of the partial removal of fill from beneath the Inshore Fisheries Display Building floor and of the demolition of the foundation of the mechanical room. The results of this fieldwork was detailed in a separate report recently submitted to the Special Places Program and was conducted under Heritage Research Permit A2013NS105. Fieldwork in 2014 consisted of the continued monitoring of the excavation of material from within the Inshore Fisheries Display Building and the Dory Shop. The results of 2014 fieldwork was detailed in a separate report recently submitted to the Special Places Program and was conducted under Heritage Research Permit A2014NS003. This document represents a combined project report detailing the work conducted in 2013 and 2014. The fieldwork in this project was undertaken by CRM Group archaeologist Robert Shears. Technical oversight was provided by W. Bruce Stewart, CRM Group President and Senior Technical Advisor. This compiled report describes the study, presents the background research, the results of the 2013 and 2014 fieldwork, and offers resource management recommendations. en_CA
dc.language.iso en en_CA
dc.relation.ispartofseries Heritage Research Permit Numbers A2013NS105 and A2014NS003;
dc.title Fisheries Museum Of The Atlantic Stabilization And Renovation Archaeological Monitoring 2013-2014 Lunenburg, Nova Scotia en_CA
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