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St. Catharines in Niagara Region, Ontario — Central Canada
 

Welland Ship Canal

 
 
Welland Ship Canal Marker image. Click for full size.
By Anton Schwarzmueller, July 27, 2014
1. Welland Ship Canal Marker
Inscription. This plaque erected to mark the 40th anniversary of the opening of the Welland Ship Canal to world shipping on August 6, 1932, commemorates the significant role this historic waterway and our inland fleet play in Canadian national life.

This canal ranks among the great engineering achievements of this century. It forms part of the Great Lakes - St. Lawrence Seaway System, being the fourth to connect Lake Ontario and Lake Erie since the completion in 1829 of the original Welland Canal.
 
Erected 1972 by Dominion Marine Association.
 
Location. 43° 9.35′ N, 79° 11.647′ W. Marker is in St. Catharines, Ontario, in Niagara Region. Marker can be reached from Welland Canals Parkway. Click for map. Marker is on the grounds of the St. Catharines Museum and Welland Canals Centre between the museum building and the canal. A newer French language (replacement?) plaque is placed next to it on the same cement wedge. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1932 Welland Canals Parkway, St. Catharines, Ontario L2R7K6, Canada.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. William Hamilton Merritt 1793 - 1862 (a few steps from this marker); International Shipmasters' Association (within shouting distance
Welland Ship Canal Marker image. Click for full size.
By Anton Schwarzmueller, July 27, 2014
2. Welland Ship Canal Marker
in French
of this marker); Early Welland Canals (within shouting distance of this marker); Bollard (within shouting distance of this marker); The Fourth Welland Canal (within shouting distance of this marker); Spring Tooth Cultivator (within shouting distance of this marker); Cannon Barrel (within shouting distance of this marker); The Welland Canals and the St. Lawrence Seaway System (within shouting distance of this marker). Click for a list of all markers in St. Catharines.
 
Also see . . .
1. St. Catharines Museum & Welland Canal Centre. (Submitted on August 17, 2014, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York.)
2. Welland Canal - Wikipedia. (Submitted on August 17, 2014, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York.)
3. St. Lawrence Seaway - Wikipedia. (Submitted on August 17, 2014, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York.)
 
Categories. Man-Made FeaturesWaterways & Vessels
 
Welland Ship Canal Marker image. Click for full size.
By Anton Schwarzmueller, July 27, 2014
3. Welland Ship Canal Marker
English/French
Welland Ship Canal Marker image. Click for full size.
By Anton Schwarzmueller, July 27, 2014
4. Welland Ship Canal Marker
northward; museum building at left, canal at right
Welland Ship Canal Marker image. Click for full size.
By Anton Schwarzmueller, July 27, 2014
5. Welland Ship Canal Marker
southward
Welland Ship Canal Marker image. Click for full size.
By Anton Schwarzmueller, July 27, 2014
6. Welland Ship Canal Marker
International Shipmasters' Association Marker affixed to building in background.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York. This page has been viewed 219 times since then and 11 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on , by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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