With the water of Halifax harbour now cleaned and clearer, much is revealed on the harbour floor itself.
Beside the fancy boardwalk, along which the thousands of tourists from the cruise ships go to and fro, was the accumulation of the ages. With their noses no longer afflicted by odours of an unpleasant nature, their sight became more acute. And - of course - the waterside condos of the rich and richer had a ring side seat.
Therefore an additional cleanup was set in motion. Costing much less than the millions of the sewage treatment, for under $10,000 a scow and some divers carted away junk.
The most popular items were car tires, truck tires, pylons, shopping carts and beer kegs.
Now, I can see shopping cars loaded with those traffic/parking pylons going into the drink. And tire rolling is almost a sport. But beer kegs?