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THE CHATEAUBELAIR TOWN WELLS
There are three known wells in the town of Chateaubelair; two of them were public wells while the other is located on private property belonging to the Cruickshank family of Chateaubelair.
The Cruickshank well is located close to the beach below the Methodist church and may be the oldest of the three. It still contains water although it has not been in use for a while now.
One public well is located close to the Plan bridge in the area of the public bath; its D.A.D which is believe to mean “date at digging” is 1906. The other well is located on the bay area in front of the old pound; it is similar in design and size of the other public well, so it may safe to say they were built around the same time. Unfortunately, both are in varying states of disrepair and are filled with garbage and debris.
Corner stone of the Plan Bridge well.
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