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Bike Give Away

Windsor Port Authority, along with The Mission to Seafarers and Courtesy Bicycles are sponsoring 3 bicycles to be given away during Open Streets Windsor 2017.  Please click on the link below for full details.

Windsor Port Authority Bike Give Away – Open Streets 2017

 

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Windsor Port Authority supports Hiram Walker Sculpture

The campaign to immortalize whiskey baron and community builder Hiram Walker with a larger-than-life $400,000 sculpture received a $70,000 boost Friday.

Five organizations presented cheques to help fund the bronze artwork, which is expected to be unveiled next spring at a city-owned location at Riverside Drive and and Devonshire Road, directly across from the distillery — still the largest distillery in North America — which Walker created in 1858.

The Windsor-Essex Community Foundation  and the Windsor Port Authority each gave $25,000. Walkerville Brewery gave $10,000. And the liquor companies associated with the Hiram Walker business (Pernod Rickard) and Walker’s famous Canadian Club brand (Beam Suntory) each gave $5,000.

Click here to read full article as posted in Windsor Star.

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Green Marine Certification

Follow the link to view the performance report online: 2016 Performance Report

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Historic icebreaker passing through Windsor en route to Thunder Bay

Chris Thompson, Windsor Star
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Published on: June 21, 2017 | Last Updated: June 21, 2017 9:44 PM EDT

Alexander Henry IceBreaker

The historic icebreaker Alexander Henry will be passing by Windsor and Amherstburg on Thursday, June 22, 2017. Ian MacAlpine / SunMedia

A historic retired Canadian Coast Guard icebreaker will be passing through Amherstburg and Windsor on Thursday en route to Thunder Bay, the place it was built and where it will become a tourist attraction.

The Alexander Henry was built by the Port Arthur Shipbuilding Company in what is now part of Thunder Bay and launched in July 1959.

“It has come through the Welland Canal, all eight locks,” said Windsor native Shelley Simon of the Lakehead Transportation Museum Society.

“It’s really historic, it will be in Amherstburg at 3 p.m. (Thursday) and is supposed to be at the Windsor waterfront between 6 and 7 p.m. (Thursday).

The Alexander Henry was originally classified a Canadian Marine Ship (CMS) but with the creation of the Canadian Coast Guard in 1962 it became a Canadian Coast Guard Ship (CCGS) and remained in service, based on Lake Superior, until 1984.

While operational, the Alexander Henry was used in the 1970s to test experimental methods of icebreaking — using hover platforms at the front of the ship. But that proved to be too noisy and costly.

In 1986, the ship became a floating museum at the Marine Museum of the Great Lakes in Kingston, also serving as a bed and breakfast in the summer months.

The ship was put in dry dock in 2010 to undergo inspection and last year the museum moved to a new location that could not accommodate the ship.

The ship’s future has been uncertain of late, with some in Kingston wanting to sink it in Lake Ontario to become a diving reef.

The Thunder Bay group bought the ship for $2 and it is now heading home thanks to $125,000 from Thunder Bay city council to help cover towing costs.

The Alexander Henry is named after a pioneer of the Canadian fur trade.

On Thursday, the ship may be accompanied up the Detroit River by the CCGS Samuel Risley, the ship that took over its icebreaking and buoy-placing duties on the Great Lakes.

“I’m hoping to rally up a bunch of people to be on that waterfront,” said Simon.

The ship is expected to arrive in Thunder Bay on Wednesday and be open to the public by August.

chthompson@postmedia.com

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30th Annual Windsor Marine Event

A fabulous success! Thanks to our port users and stakeholders for their continued support!

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Port of Windsor is Open for Business!

Port of Windsor is open for business!  Looking forward to a great shipping season!

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Windsor Port Authority Scholarships

Congratulations to these well deserving recipients of the Windsor Port Authority 2017 Scholarships!

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26th Annual Olde Sandwich Festival

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The 26th Annual Olde Sandwich Towne Festival

Anna Millerman

Saturday September 17th, 2016

Posted at 3:34pm

The Annual Olde Sandwich Towne Festival is celebrating their 26th year in 2016, with proud vendors and attendees showing their support in spite of the unfavorable weather Saturday afternoon.

The festival gives everyone a chance to experience Olde Sandwich Towne and enjoy some shopping from local vendors, meet other local organizations, and have a chance to enjoy the activities and displays such as the Sandwich Farmers Market and the Essex County Medieval Heritage display & demonstration.

The festivities will continue tomorrow and be part of Windsor’s Open Streets event.   Windsor Port Authority gives away many prizes, treat and goodies at the festival each year.

 

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