Hillsborough - New Brunswick
Albert County. Photo © Mark Visser

1981 or earlier

September 7, 1987

Tower information (05-2009)
Photo credits: CRHA
Built by Horton Steel in 1931. Capacity:189,27 liters
The Canadian Gupsum Company water tower (left picture with CgC) and surrounding property was purchased by The Canadian Railroad Historical Association (CRHA) in 1981. Shortly after that (1987) CGC was painted over and the SH logo added for The Salem & Hillsborough Railroad, a tourist railroad.

The water in this water tower was used basically in the preliminary washing of the gypsum as it started on its progress towards the end product. So the water in the tank was just pumped out of what was known locally as the 'canal'. The canal is basically a glorified drainage ditch that also carried water from a small stream out to a nearby aboiteau** for discharge into the tidal Peticodiac River.
** An aboiteau is a sluce gate in a dike that prevents sea water from flowing in but allows flood water to flow out.

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