Gold Star Town of Nackawic, New Brunswick

The Big Axe

Axe Thumb

Designer: B.I.D. Ltd. of Woodstock, NB

Built: 1991

Dimensions: Height: 49 Feet (15 Metres)
Width: 23 Feet (7 Metres)
Stump Diameter: 33 Feet (10 Metres)

Construction Materials:
Stainless Steel embedded in concrete

Location:

Reason for Building:

"Project during Forestry Capital of Canada in 1991."

Axe was conceived by the Forestry Capital committee to be a permanent reminder of Nackawic's special status as Forestry Capital of Canada.

Additional Information:

Bronze Plaque on the Axe reads in part: "symbolizes the importance of the forest industry, past, present and future, to the Town of Nackawic and the Province of New Brunswick."

The "stump" in which it is embedded serves as a small stage. There is a time capsule in the head of the axe.

Information Source: Town of Nackawic

Pictures Sources: http://www.nackawic.com/common/photo004.html

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Created By DMY on April 6, 1999
Last Updated: July 30, 2001