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Port Dover

Phone : (519) 583-0622
Your Host(s) : Port Dover Public Library

Port Dover, ON (Nearby: Vittoria, Townsend, Jarvis, Nanticoke, Turkey Point)

  • 1908
  • 1913

413 Main,
Port Dover, Ontario
N0A 1N0


Ontario Tourism Region : Southwestern

Description From Owner:
  • Pop. 5,398. Part of the City of Nanticoke, Reg. Mun. of Haldimand-Norfolk, on L. Erie at the mouth of the Lynn R. and Hwy 6 and C. Rds. 5 & 6, 13 km SE of Simcoe.
  • French Sulpician missionaries wintered on the site in 1669-1670, but no settlers came for more than a century.
  • In the early 1800s United Empire Loyalists began to arrive. Daniel McQueen built a dam and a mill near a ford across the River Lynn, and the site became known as Dover Mills or Dover, after the English port of Dover.
  • In 1814 Port Dover and nearby Ryerse's Mills, now Port Ryerse, were destroyed in a raid by 800 American soldiers led by Lt.-Col. John Campbell. The raid was subsequently condemned by a U.S. Army court of inquiry, and the settlers began to rebuild.
  • The post office was established as Port Dover in 1832. Port Dover has the world's largest fresh water fishing fleet.
  • Postcards above used with permission from A Great Lakes Treasury of Old Postcards 2007 Lorenzo Marcolin, MD 176 pp. For Copies call the Huronia Museum 705 526 2844 or email lmarcolin@aol.com


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