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“Imaginative displays and a huge collection of early photographs tell the story of this unique lakeside community” - Gosouthcoast.ca

The Erie Canal Expansion

Date: May 4      Time: 7 pm



Climb aboard a 19th century packet boat and learn how Erie’s founding, royal family created a commercial waterway from Presque Isle Bay to Pittsburgh. Ontarians will be delighted to learn that one of their iconic canal and railroad engineers, Sir Casmir Gzowski, became famous by taking over as chief engineer on the extension canal project.

Long before engineering was recognized as a discipline in the United States, Gzowski (great grandfather of CBC Radio’s Peter Gzowski) lived in Erie and later moved to Canada. Gzowski was knighted by the Queen for his Canadian work on the Welland Canal, the Maitland to Colborne feeder canal and the Grand Trunk Railroad.

Admission by donation
Event Articles

Open at 11 am - Feb. 15
Closed Wed Feb. 14
Richard
Celtic Concert - 2 Shows
March Break Day Camps
Painted Sign Workshop
The Erie Canal Expansion
Dance Hall Fever Lecture
Fishermen's Memorial and Blessing of the Nets
Confederation Marine Modellers Exhibition
Car Rally
Tia McGraff for PDHM 40th Anniversary Concert
JUBILEE BRASS IN CONCERT
Marine Heritage Bus Trip
Education Program - Investigating Inventions
Education Program - Sailing Through Time
Education Program - Having An Impact: Biodiversity