My wife and I are on a mission to visit all the oversized local landmarks throughout Minnesota. This blog chronicles those visits and covers other related topics.

Monday, February 16, 2009

International Spotlight: World's Largest Axe

Nackawic, New Brunswick, Canada

Photo by blamstur.

We head back to Canada for another International Spotlight. The town of Nackawic, New Brunswick received the title of Forestry Capital of Canada in 1991. The giant axe was built to honor that and, as the bronze plaque reads, it "symbolizes the importance of the forest industry, past, present and future, to the Town of Nackawic and the Province of New Brunswick."

From what I can gather, it seems to be about 60 feet tall (I've also seen it listed at 49 feet and 66 feet.), is 23 feet wide, and weighs about 7 tons. Also, there may or may not be a time capsule in the axe head.

Town of Nackawic.


Anonymous said...

Yes there is a time capsule in the head of the axe.

Kenneth MacDonald said...

I read that they opened it in June of 2012. Would love to see everything that was inside. I remember signing a big piece of paper (likely from the mill) along with other students to be placed inside.