Ameliasburgh, Ontario

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Ameliasburg is a village in the Township of Ameliasburgh in Prince Edward County, Ontario, Canada. The village of Ameliasburgh was sometimes known as "Roblin's Mills" after one of its early settlers and the mill he built; the shallow lake to the south of the village is known as Roblin Lake. One of the first townships surveyed in Ontario, Ameliasburgh Township,bordered on the north by the south shore of the Bay of Quinte, was known as "Seventh Town" in the early days of settlement. Much later the poet Al Purdy lived in a cottage on Roblin Lake for many years. Several of Purdy's poems, most famously including "Wilderness Gothic", mention features in and around Ameliasburg. The church whose spire "Wilderness Gothic" has been "sheathed in new metal" is now part of the Ameliasburg Museum. The Ameliasburg library, which has a collection of Purdy memorabilia on display, is named after Purdy, as is the road leading from the town to the Roblin millpond. The Roblin Mill has been relocated to Black Creek Pioneer Village in Toronto.

The official Ameliasburgh website is www.ameliasburgh.com.

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Coordinates: 44°02′31″N 77°22′47″W / 44.04194°N 77.37972°W / 44.04194; -77.37972