Amherstburg in Essex County, Ontario — Central Canada
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 Touch 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). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Amherstburg.
Categories. • Environment • Waterways & Vessels •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on January 7, 2014, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 414 times since then and 15 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8. submitted on January 7, 2014, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.