Elgin Military Museum of Naval History
rendition of the site layout.
rendition of the Elgin Military Museum
of Naval History.
Located forty minutes (28 miles) away from the
Elgin Military Museum in St. Thomas, Ontario, the new Elgin
Military Museum of Naval History in Port Burwell on the north shore
of Lake Erie will be a satellite facility.
The Port Burwell site will feature the
decommissioned HMCS Ojibwa, an Oberon Class submarine of
the Cold War period.
The Ojibwa is not in the water; instead, she is
mounted on cradles set on a site on the east side of the Port
Burwell harbour just north of the historic lighthouse - providing a
seldom seen complete view of this sleek cold war warrior. The new
museum will be built into the slope east of the submarine. Visitors
will begin their visit with an orientation session in the museum
and then proceed into the submarine in groups of 10.
The Elgin Military Museum of Naval History will include: exhibit
space, meeting room, offices, classroom, gift shop, restaurant,
lounge, locker areas and washrooms. Click
here to download the flyer.
Visitors don't have to wait until 2014 to tour the site. Tours
'Inside the Fence" take place Thursday to Sunday weather permitting
now to rave reviews and the official opening of tours inside the
submarine are scheduled to start at the end of June.
The Walk of Honour
A Walk of
Honour will be located on the site to pay
tribute to those who have served in the Armed Forces and in roles
that supported these forces.