New historical interpretive sign reveals Port Elgin Beach history

It was a perfect hot, sunny day to be at the beach as members of the Saugeen Shores Municipal Heritage Committee, Town staff and Beachers’ Association took part in the unveiling of yet another Town interpretive plaque on Wednesday, July 5th (2023).


(L-R) Committee members Bill Streeter, Bud Halpin, Deputy Mayor Diane Huber and committee member Fran Barrick

The reveal
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The plaque at the Port Elgin Main Beach tells the long 200-year history of the beach and its role in forming the community and is now one of 30 created and installed throughout the municipality telling historical stories of various aspects of the area.

            Only part of the new plaque

With information researched by former Committee Member, Ann-Marie Collins, and local historian Bill Streeter, and with archival information through the Bruce County Museum and Cultural Centre, the plaque informs newcomers to the beach about its history and also brings back memories of a by-gone era to those long-time residents.

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To see the entire sign and history, visit the Port Elgin Beach.

The plaque stands on the raised area at the corner of the Beach House overlooking the boardwalk, Port Elgin Beach and Lake Huron.