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Historic shipwreck exhibit berths at the Welland Museum

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Historic shipwreck exhibit berths at the Welland Museum

A significant part of Niagara’s history has returned and has captured the interest of marine history aficionados, the HMS General Hunter exhibit opened Saturday Apr. 15/2018 at the Welland Museum. “This is very significant for Welland,” Ken Cassavoy said. Cassavoy is the marine archeologist in charge of the excavation of the HMS General Hunter site […]

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2018 shipping season gets underway

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2018 shipping season gets underway

The St. Lawrence Seaway Management Corporation celebrated its 60th navigation season Thursday Mar. 29/2018 with traditional Top Hat ceremonies in St. Catharines and in Port Colborne. In St. Catharines at Lock 3 Welland Canal Centre the opening of the season featured the newly built Algoma Niagara. “State-of-the-art ships such as the Algoma Niagara serve as […]

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Canal opens for 2018 navigation season this week

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Canal opens for 2018 navigation season this week

The Welland Canal, part of the St. Lawrence Seaway, will be opening officially for the 2018 navigation season on Thursday Mar. 29/2018. The event will be marked in both Port Colborne and St. Catharines with the traditional Top Hat Ceremony. The ceremony in St. Catharines takes place at the St. Catharines Museum and Welland Canals […]

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HMS General Hunter exhibit docking at Welland Museum

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HMS General Hunter exhibit docking at Welland Museum

The Welland Museum is the port of choice for the HMS General Hunter Shipwreck Exhibit starting April 14/2018. The HMS General Hunter was involved in the War of 1812, part of the British/Canadian squadron on the Upper Great Lakes. The brig was involved in several engagements. It was involved in the capture of Detroit before […]

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Minister announces funding for Great Lakes protection

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Minister announces funding for Great Lakes protection

Earlier this week, the Minister of Environment and Climate Change, Catherine McKenna announced that the Government of Canada will be investing $44.84 million for the Great Lakes Protection Initiative. This funding is part of the $70.5 million of new funding that was earmarked in Budget 2017 for freshwater protection. The funding from this weeks’ announcement […]

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Increased investment called for to protect the Great Lakes and St. Lawrence

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Increased investment called for to protect the Great Lakes and St. Lawrence

GLRI-type process proposed to Environment and Climate Change Minister Mayors, businesses and NGOs gathered in Ottawa on Wednesday Nov. 22/2017 to call for a collaborative process to amplify and accelerate Great Lakes and St. Lawrence protection and restoration, at their second annual Parliament Hill Days. The Great Lakes and St. Lawrence advocates requested that Environment […]

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