Construction and Heritage

Welcome to the 'Construction and Heritage' section of the Port Colborne Historical & Marine Museum's "Half a Century" online exhibit.  Here you can view photographs of of the construction of the Welland Canal and the Locks which raise and lower ships to and from the Great Lakes and the St. Lawrence River.  Each of these photographs are from the Museum's collections and have been released to the public in 2009 for the 50th Anniversary of the St. Lawrence Seaway Management Corporation and are a tribute to the Welland Canal which has given so much to this community.  Below are the photographs which you may view with a brief description of each.