Minister of National Defence Peter MacKay has officially announced construction of a $36.4-million “state of the art” waterfront mooring for Windsor’s HMCS Hunter.

Speaking at the Hunter’s Second Word War era “stone frigate” on Ouellette Avenue Thursday, MacKay said the historic building had served its purpose well but the facility was in need of an upgrade to be achieved through the construction of a $15.7 million 5,805-square-metre building at Mill Cove Marina on the Detroit River in Sandwich Towne, with work to begin in the spring. Total value of the upgrade of the facility and equipment is set at $36.4 million .

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