Port Burwell, Ontario

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Port Burwell is located in Southern Ontario
Port Burwell
Port Burwell
Location of Port Burwell in Southern Ontario

Port Burwell is a community on the north shore of Lake Erie, in the municipality of Bayham in Elgin County, Ontario, Canada.[1][2] It is situated at the mouth of Big Otter Creek.


Originally part of Bayham Township, Port Burwell was surveyed in 1830 by Mahlon Burwell, surveyor for land grant recipient Colonel Thomas Talbot. A bustling port and rail terminal for much of its history, Port Burwell was incorporated as a village in 1949. It was reamalgamated with Bayham and the Village of Vienna to form an expanded Township of Bayham in 1998.

In November 2012, HMCS Ojibwa - a retired 'cold war' submarine was placed in a permanent site as part of a Museum of Naval History. It has already become an iconic attraction and it is expected to draw tens of thousands annually.[3]


  1. ^ "Ashtabula (Ferry), U203071, sunk by collision, 18 Sep 1958". Maritime History of the Great Lakes. Retrieved 2011-11-14. Sunk in collision with steamer BEN MOREELL in harbor at Ashtabula, Ohio, September 18, 1958. 
  2. ^ "Coal Car Ferry 'treed' in Lake Erie". The Windsor Daily Star. 1954-04-20. Retrieved 2012-11-21. 
  3. ^ http://www.projectojibwa.ca

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Coordinates: 42°38′48″N 80°48′10″W / 42.64667°N 80.80278°W / 42.64667; -80.80278