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 in Port Burwell as part of the Museum of Naval History.

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  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.

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