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Photographs of the steel framework for the encapsulation of St. John's Anglican Church, Lunenburg,
on the ground and being put into place

These digital photographs were taken between January 19 and 26, 2002.

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3 photographs taken by Ed Jordan

8 of the arches assembled 8 of the arches assembled  20 ' high trusses attached to base beams - Townsend (north) side

January 19 - 23, 2002

16 photographs taken by Wilf Eisnor, courtesy the Fisheries Museum of the Atlantic, Lunenburg NS

all 12 arches ready
20' high trusses attached to southeast base beam - Cumberland (south) side
beam attachment to anchor rods
truss attachment to base beam
truss attached to base beam

Ground level - the technical structure

first arch moving into place
bolting 1st arch to trusses - Duke St (east) side

First arch going up - January 24, 2002

Sagadore crane starting the lift of Arch #2
continuing lift of Arch #2
halfway, and not a wiggle
bolting arch to truss - Duke St.(east)

Second arch going up - January 24, 2002

Arch #5 being placed
bolting arch #5 to truss
straight up
notice connecting rods bet. arches

January 25, 2002

3 photographs taken by Ed Jordan

Sagadore crane
Sagadore crane
the last arch in place

photograph taken by Ralph Getson, courtesy the Fisheries Museum of the Atlantic

12 arches in place

January 26, 2002 - all 12 arches in place


News Updates

Photographs of the church before, during and after the fire:

November 1, 2001 - The Burning
November 2, 2001 - The Aftermath
The interior after the burning - November 2001
The interior clean up progress - December 7, 2001 and December 28, 2001
The exterior encapsulation progress - January 16, 2002, January 23 - 27, 2002, January 31, 2002, February 7 - 15, 2002 and February 23 - March 2, 2002
Non-structural elements
The restoration of the altar
The exterior before
The interior before
The interior Christmas 1991
"Simon Birch" 1997

Canadian Heritage Minister, Sheila Copps, commits financial assistance at parish hall meeting November 16, 2001
Photograph of Solomon Morash, master builder in charge of the 1892 changes
A Short History of St. John's Anglican Church
People buried under the Church 1761 - 1826
Anglican Diocese of Nova Scotia Historical and Architectural Survey and relevant Links
The Commemoration of St. John's Anglican Church as a National Historic Site October 11, 1998
Interesting Facts & Figures about St. John's

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