Trenching in the new phone lineTrenching commenced in late June for Naturist Legacy Park's new underground phone line. A fellow director operated the rented Ditch Witch most of the time while I dug out the many rocks we encountered along the way (you can see some of them laying beside the trench in these pictures). The trenching began at an MTS pedestal near the front of the property and followed the east side of the existing road with brief detours around the new well and Manitoba Hydro's new transformer pole. The trench terminated where the yet-to-be-built washroom building would be located. One section of the trench had to be entirely hand dug by volunteers because of an unavoidable formation of rocks too dense for the machine to go through. This was really hard work! Most of the trench required further excavation by hand of loose sand before the phone cable could finally be laid in and buried. The completed trench was about 2100 feet long. A separate trench was made for the water line that would eventually connect the well with the washroom building, clubhouse and RV sanitary dump station. We were very happy to cross these difficult jobs off our 2011 task list (PDF)!
These photographs from my personal collection were taken in June 2011. Click or tap to enlarge (opens in new tab / window).
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