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Biggest Axe in the World

Updated: Oct 3, 2023

Are you like me and ever wondered where the biggest axe in the world is located? The thought has kept me up at night numerous times. Oh Paul Bunyan where did you leave it!


I'm here to tell you the mystery has been solved. On a road trip to Shediac in New Brunswick, Canada it has been found.


My mother's father was born in the Arcadia region of Canada. Her great grandfather came over on a ship and as a young boy he jumped from the ship and hid in the barn of a Frenchman. He was discovered and adopted by the man. The Frenchman gave him the name of where he stated he was from: Bristol.


I took my mother along with my sister Julia and her husband, Vern, to go back to our roots, so to say. It was on this drive returning them to their home in Maine that we finally found what I searched for so long:


Here it is!


All this time it was in Nackawik, NB, Canada. How could I know? We found it by driving by the exit and a sign telling us it was there. It was worth the short diversion.


Nackawik was a town when we visited it but it recently lost that status. It's now a rural community in Nackawik-Millville. Collateral damage from the paper industry demise over the years. It's located on the bank of the Saint John's River near Fredericton, NB. In 2016 the population was 941.


I think the sign has been in the weather too long.



For scale, my 4 ft 10 in mother (I think she's lying, probably 4 ft 8 in) standing beside the axe.


Now that I've solved that mystery it's on to my next world wonder. Where's the worlds largest chainsaw?!

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