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“Very Interesting” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Discovery Harbour

Discovery Harbour
93 Jury Drive, Penetanguishene, Ontario, Canada
+1 705-526-7838
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Type: Historic Sites, Ships, Cultural
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Owner description: Discovery Harbour traces its roots back to the original British naval and military base in Penetanguishene, built to safeguard access to Upper Canada after the War of 1812. "His Majesty's Naval Establishment on Lake Huron", (as it was first called) kept ships prepared to supply British posts to the northwest. By 1820, it was home to over 70 people, including sailors, officers, shipwrights, and soldiers. Five large ships, 15 smaller vessels, and numerous workshops and dwellings were built. In 1828, a British garrison on Drummond Island was relocated to Penetanguishene. By 1834, Canada was defended exclusively by these forces. An impressive stone Officers' Quarters was built in 1845. The military occupied the site until 1856.
Mississauga, Canada
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“Very Interesting”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2012

We visited this place on a weekday so there were just a few people seeing the place, which was very good because we had the opportunity to take good pictures. This historical gem is a must-see in your itinerary when you are visiting Midland and the surrounding area. The guided tour was very informative. A journey back into 1812...

Visited September 2012
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Toronto, Canada
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“Excellent tour”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2012

Exceptional piece of history preserved in this location. It is a must see. The students were exceptional in providing the information and educating us. I would highly recommend this to everyone.

Vlad & Ana

Visited August 2012
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Windsor, Canada
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“interesting”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2011

The students dress the part and are really informative. There is alot of walking but there are places where you can sit and rest and enjoy the view. There is also a visitors center located in the middle where you can go in to use the bathroom, have a drink of water and watch a film about the settlement.

Visited July 2011
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