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Founding of Port Robinson, The

Port Robinson flourished in the 1830s and 1840s as the Welland Canal brought increased trade and industry to the region. Subsequent extensions to the canal deflected commerce elsewhere and in the 1870s the shipyard and dry docks at Port Robinson were forced to close.

Location

In Port Robinson Park, adjacent to the canal, Port Robinson

Region: Niagara Falls and Region

County/District: Regional Municipality of Niagara

Municipality: City of Welland

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