The [[Beach Tunnelling Shield]], similar to the 1864 English patent idea of [[Peter W. Barlow|Barlow]]'s, was used in the construction of the [[Grand Trunk Railway]] of Canada's first [[St. Clair Tunnel]] between [[Port Huron, Michigan]] and [[Sarnia]], [[Ontario]].<ref>[[William D. Middleton]], ''Metropolitan Railways: Rapid Transit in America.'' Bloomington, IN: Indiana University Press, 2003; pg. 17.</ref> This tunnel opened in 1890.
In January 1887 Beach donated land to 7 men who were starting a yacht club in Stratford, Connecticut. The Housatonic boat club is the oldest operating yacht club in