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Amherstburg in Essex County, Ontario — Central Canada
 

Shoreline Breakwall

 
 
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By Dale K. Benington, June 15, 2013
1. Shoreline Breakwall Marker
Inscription.
Shoreline Breakwall

Over time, the force of water and ice has eroded the river bank, creating the need to stabilize the shore. Parks Canada, the Essex Region Conservation Authority (ERCA) and Environment Canada partnered to stabilize the shoreline using limestone mined in Amherstburg, and created small islands with submerged spawning reefs. These features provide habitat, and shelter fish and other aquatic life from the current and wake created by passing freighters.

Ouvrages de protection des rives

Avec le temps, la force de l'eau et de la glace a érodé la berge de la rivière et on a dû stabiliser la rive. Parcs Canada, l'Office de protection de la nature de la région d'Essex et Environnement Canada ont joint leurs efforts pour protéger la rive au moyen de blocs de calcaire; ils ont aussi aménagé quelques îlots offrant des récifs de frai. Ces travaux ont pour objectif de protéger les poissons et autres types de vie aquatique des courants et des vagues que créent, en passant, les navires de charge.
 
Erected by Parks Canada.
 
Location. 42° 6.471′ N, 83° 6.835′ W. Marker is in Amherstburg, Ontario, in Essex County. Marker can be reached from
Shoreline Breakwall Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, June 15, 2013
2. Shoreline Breakwall Marker
Close-up view of the large text section displayed on the historical marker.
Laird Avenue South just south of Elm Avenue, on the right when traveling south. Click for map. This historical marker is located in a cluster of three markers, situated a short distance behind the Fort Malden National Historic Site Visitor Centre, slightly downstream, very near the Detroit River. Marker is in this post office area: Amherstburg, Ontario N9V 1X5, Canada.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Indian Council House (here, next to this marker); Detroit River Heritage (here, next to this marker); Pensioner's Cottage (within shouting distance of this marker); Major John Richardson (within shouting distance of this marker); Fort Malden Points of Interest (within shouting distance of this marker); The "Tecumseh Stone" (within shouting distance of this marker); Fort Defences (about 90 meters away, measured in a direct line); The Site Over Time (about 90 meters away). Click for a list of all markers in Amherstburg.
 
Categories. EnvironmentWaterways & Vessels
 
Shoreline Breakwall Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, June 15, 2013
3. Shoreline Breakwall Marker
A close-up view of the top picture displayed on the historical marker, which shows a view of the Detroit River shoreline at the base of Fort Malden.
Shoreline Breakwall Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, June 15, 2013
4. Shoreline Breakwall Marker
A close-up view of the bottom pictures (including aerial photograph) displayed on the historical marker.
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By Dale K. Benington, June 15, 2013
5. Shoreline Breakwall Marker
View of the historical marker situated on a National Park walkway, that runs along the Detroit River, with a view of the river in the background of the picture.
Shoreline Breakwall Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, June 15, 2013
6. Shoreline Breakwall Marker
A distant view of the historical marker, situated in a cluster of three markers, located between the northwest outer corner of the Fort Malden fortification earthworks and the Detroit River.
Shoreline Breakwall Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, June 15, 2013
7. Shoreline Breakwall Marker
View of the featured historical marker, situated in the center of a cluster of three markers, with a view of the Detroit River in the background.
Shoreline Breakwall Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, June 15, 2013
8. Shoreline Breakwall Marker
View of the backside of the featured historical marker, situated in the center of a cluster of three markers, with a distant view of the Fort Malden National Historic Site Visitor Centre at the end of the right walkway, and a distant view of the pensioner's cottage at the end of the left walkway.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 385 times since then and 21 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8. submitted on , by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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