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Founding of Port Colborne, The

Chosen in 1831 as the site for the southern terminus of the Welland Canal, Port Colborne was named in honour of Lieutenant-Governor Sir John Colborne. Initially, the community depended on the canal for its economic survival but subsequently prospered as a railway junction and industrial centre.

Location

At 239 King Street, Port Colborne

Region: Niagara Falls and Region

County/District: Regional Municipality of Niagara

Municipality: City of Port Colborne

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