Life on Lake Erie is dangerous- Visiting Port Dover Harbour Museum much safer

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“If there were an award for the best small town museum in Canada, this [The Port Dover Harbour Museum] would surely be a candidate.” Leslie Papp, Toronto Star. Port Dover Harbour Museum Have you visited the Port Dover Harbour Museum?   Open our doors and become immersed in the stories of life along Lake Erie.  Learn about our town’s history in boat building, commercial fishing and even rum running during the roaring twenties. Enter “the Net Shanty” of the MacDonald Family to see the historical tools of the trade for commercial fishing or take time to admire the numerous model ships on display. Life on the lake is dangerous and the Lake Erie Quadrangle has claimed many lives.  In 1852 the steamer “The Atlantic” collided with a ship and sank, becoming one of the many shipwrecks in our Great Lakes.   Take time to visit our upper gallery and to see artifacts recovered from this disaster. Port Dover Harbour Museum Finally, step up to the Captain’s wheel in the wheelhouse of a 1912 freighter. The Port Dover Harbour Museum is located at 44 Harbour Street, Port Dover.  We are open daily.  Our summer hours are 10-5 daily and from September to June 29th we are open 10-4:30 weekdays and 12-4 on weekends and holiday Mondays (please be sure to check our website www.portdovermuseum.ca ;  call us 519-583-2660 or visit us on Facebook and Twitter. Please mention The Silo when contacting. Once you’ve visited, we know we’ll see you again soon! The Wellness Post

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