Windsor Port Authority partners with local action group to provide public space

The history of Port Windsor and its local economic and social impacts will be profiled in a unique community space next to the Windsor Port Authority in historic Sandwich Towne. The Outdoor Marine Museum will create a new public space for community events, socialization, relaxation and fun.

A seven-foot-tall anchor from a decommissioned laker will define the entrance off Sandwich Street into an outdoor plaza for small community gatherings, performances and annual Christmas tree display. Visitors will then follow a tree-lined pathway through many indigenous and marine artifacts that tell the history and economic story of Windsor through its port. More than a dozen display panels will trace port development from the traditional lands of the first nations, to the arrival of European settlers, to the major port of national strategic interest that is Windsor today.

This project is partially made possible with funding from the Ontario Trillium Foundation, through a partnership with the Sandwich Teen Action Group.

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