BCP555 Harvie Passage
N51° 02.596’ W114° 00.866’
I took a little trip into Calgary today to find this cap and an interesting puzzle cache. After finding the puzzle cache in North Calgary I came down Deerfoot Trail to 17th Ave and then turned east to access the parking for the Pearce Estate Park. Just as I was entering the 17th Ave off ramp I had to move over for a police car travelling at an extreme speed and wondered where he was going. I soon knew, as there were 6 other police vehicles that had corralled a Volvo station wagon in the Pearce parking area and several policemen were in the process of cuffing two guys. Let’s just say, a bit of a change from the peaceful woods I usually wander around in!
Anyway, I took a quick photo of the action before heading in the opposite direction for the cap. I haven’t checked out the progress on the “taming of the weir drowning machine” lately and was very impressed with the work to date. Maybe even I could get my kayak though the novice side safely . The nicely exposed Prairie Farmers Restoration Agency survey marker was a very quick find. This federal agency was established in 1935 to assist prairie farmers in many projects to mitigate the impact of droughts. The weir must have been one of these projects, built to allow water to flow into the irrigation canal on the other side of the river and from there out into the huge irrigation system east of Calgary.
Thanks for posting this interesting cap ofth, a cap with a significant history for sure.