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Carbonear rock structure mystery solved


The Provincial Archaeology Office has stated that the structure found underneath Water Street in Carbonear was most likely a drain.


There are similar drains in St. John's that resemble the structure found in Carbonear.

In addition, there was a concrete pipe connected to the rock drain.


As Water Street was one of the early developed areas of Carbonear, it makes sense that infrastructure would have been constructed to address storm and sanitary sewer in this area. The Town of Carbonear said.


There was a mixture of both modern and historical material found at the site. The oldest artifacts collected date to the 1800s. One piece of broken ceramic in a disturbed context away from the drain would have been made in the late 1700s or early 1800s.



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