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    St. Lawrence II in Amherstburg

    by kris-t Written Aug 7, 2012

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    Favorite thing: Every year you can see The St.Lawrence II in Amherstburg Navy Yard. The St.Lawrence II is a 72-foot (22 m) brigantine designed for youth sail training.

    It has home port is Kingston, Ontario, and ships sails mostly in the Great Lakes and the St. Lawrence River, but sometimes will venture as far as New York City.

    The St.Lawrence II is operated by a crew of 14-19 year-olds, the captain and the executive officer are usually the only people on the ship who are over 19 years of age.

    Fondest memory: For more see The St.Lawrence II home page: http://www.brigantine.ca

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    The Detroit River

    by kris-t Updated Apr 4, 2006

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    Favorite thing: The Detroit River is about 51 km (32 miles) long and 1 to 4 km (0.5 to 2.5 miles) wide in the Great Lakes system

    The name comes from French Rivière du Détroit, i.e. "River of the Strait". The name is a reference to the fact that the river connects Lake St. Clair to Lake Erie. However, it is not a strait by definition. The boundary between Canada and the United States of America passes through the river lengthwise. Its elevation is 175 meters (579 feet) above sea level.

    Fondest memory: http://www.chrs.ca/Rivers/Detroit/Detroit_e.htm

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    Halloween

    by kris-t Updated Apr 4, 2006

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    Favorite thing: Halloween is an observance celebrated on the night of October 31, most notably by children dressing in costumes and going door-to-door collecting sweets or money. The term Halloween comes from hallow and eve, as it is the evening before "All Hallows Day".

    Fondest memory: Halloween's theme is spooky or scary things particularly involving death, magic, or mythical monsters. Commonly-associated Halloween characters include ghosts, ghouls, witches, bats, black cats, owls, spiders, goblins, zombies, skeletons and demons, as well as certain fictional figures like Dracula and Frankenstein's monster. Homes are often decorated with these symbols around Halloween.

    Black and orange are the traditional colors of Halloween. In modern Halloween images and products, purple, green, and red are also prominent.

    Elements of the autumn season, such as pumpkins and scarecrows, are also reflected in symbols of Halloween

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    Morning visitor

    by kris-t Updated Dec 27, 2005

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    The Peregrine Falcon

    Favorite thing: My Wife had a visitor this morning, it was a Peregrine Falcon . I am not sure what kind it is I have not seen one, this color before. To be honest I have not seen one this close to city.
    They usually stay out in the country. And those one are mostly brown and white.

    Fondest memory: The area we live is great for bird watching there are many different kinds of birds

    more information :
    http://raysweb.net/specialplaces/pages/falcon.html

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    King's Navy Yard Park

    by kris-t Updated Nov 25, 2005

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    Favorite thing: After the War of 1812, the "Yard" was retained by Fort Malden until 1859 when the military vacated Amherstburg. A variety of enterprise, both municipal and commercial, occupied the Yard and the river frontage immediately south for over 100 years. Amherstburg gradually acquired the properties permitting planning of the present park to begin in 1975

    Fondest memory: Architect: British Navy and Military Establishment
    Year Built: Dockyard and Ship Building 1796, Present Park 1980

    Dalhousie Street, Amherstburg

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    The Tecumseh Stone at Ft. Malden

    by yooperprof Written Nov 10, 2004

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    Rock of ages?

    Favorite thing: The story goes that the great Indian leader (a chief of the Shwanee) stood atop this stone as he addressed his followers as they prepared to battle the invading American forces.

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    landing stage Duffy's Marine

    by kris-t Written Jul 19, 2004

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    198 Sandwich Street South

    Favorite thing: surprisingly clean water and gteat fishing....

    Fondest memory: 198 Sandwich Street South
    Amherstburg ,Ontario,Canada

    (519-736-3663 )

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