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11:18 AM EST
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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