The World’s Largest Axe And The Time Capsule Inside

The World’s Largest Axe And The Time Capsule Inside

Why the World’s Largest Axe would also contain a time capsule is anyone’s guess, however that is the double whammy of strangeness you will find in Nackawic, New Brunswick, Canada.

The monument was constructed to commemorate the importance of the lumber and forestry industry of that part of the world.

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Built in 1991, the giant axe is a gleaming symbol of the lives and legacies of the many centuries of Canada’s lumberjacks.

In the same year the axe was installed, Nackawic was named the Forestry Capital of Canada. The axe is clearly in the right place.

The blade of the axe measures 23 feet in length and is made of a solid 55 tons of steel. The handle then stretches another 50 feet into the air.

To give you an idea of the scale...

To give you an idea of the scale…

The time capsule was installed inside the axe head. Which basically means the monument will have to be destroyed if any future generation is to gaze upon the capsule’s content.

The wide stump platform at the foot of the axe is used to host musical and theater performances, which is a rather nice touch I am sure you will agree.

A rather nice sketch from

A lovely little sketch from drawntheroadagain.com

(Image Credits: drawntheroadagain.com, Flickr/holeysheep, travyde.com, rideforriverwoods)

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