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2014-08-09 at 18:19

Red Rock marina centre to receive enhancement

By Matt Vis, tbnewswatch.com

RED ROCK, Ont. -- The history of Red Rock will now be prominently on display for residents and tourists alike.

The Northern Ontario Heritage Fund Corporation is investing nearly $325,000 to install exhibits to highlight the history, geology and forestry of the town, which is located on the north shore of Lake Superior near the mouth of the Nipigon River.

MPP Michael Gravelle (Lib., Thunder Bay-Superior North) made the announcement Friday during the opening day of the town’s Live from the Rock Folk Festival.

One of the exhibits will detail Camp R, the former prisoner-of-war camp that operated near the town from July 1940 to October 1941 during the Second World War.

The Waterfront Centre was officially opened in August 2013 and included a restaurant as well as docking, shower, laundry and washroom facilities.

The marina project had previously received $1.35-million from the heritage fund.

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moi says:
Unfortunately, Red Rock..like towns such Manitowage and Marathon, can promote their towns "till the cows come home"..but because they're off the beaten track the townships will always miss out on those all important tourism dollars. Tourists,for the most part have little to no interest in leaving Hwy.17,and have zero interest in.."the history of an town".Once the end of September rolls around, there aren't any tourists left to speak of--they've all wisely headed to Florida for the winter.Can't wait for when the day arrives that I can leave this area(the entire northshore/northwest region) for sunnier locations during the winter months.If the mosquitoes don't get ya,then cabin fever will.
8/13/2014 6:59:39 PM
fiorniko says:
Recently visited the Red Rock marina and would highly recommend stopping in if you're on your way down the Trans Canada! The new building is very nice and the splash pad and playground were a huge hit with the kids!
8/11/2014 2:10:39 PM
Helene says:
This is fantastic news for Red Rock. Congrats to everyone.
8/11/2014 1:23:48 PM
commonsense says:
I think this will be an excellent addition to Red Rock's Waterfront Centre, and of interest to travellers. What we take for granted sometimes, people from elsewhere are interested in.
People DO like to know the history of an town, and HOW did this town come to be in this particular location, what jobs were available in the past, etc.
Unfortunately though, the tourism season is short along the North Shore, so this likely be only a summer season attraction. Which makes sense, as much of the purpose of the building is to service boaters at the marina.
I wonder what creative uses can also be found, for people from the town to take advantage of the building for the rest of the year!
8/10/2014 9:39:53 PM
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