Commemorating a community’s history, Morrisburg Waterfront Historical Path official opening Sept. 14

The sign installation to complete the Morrisburg Waterfront Historical Path project will finish up this week in time for the official opening and ribbon cutting which takes place Saturday, September 14 at 1 p.m. Pictured is the Morrisburg Then and Now sign which was installed last year with the sign posts ready for the newest historical photo and informational signs designed to educate all about the history of this community and the Seaway project which is this year celebrating its 60th anniversary. (The Leader/Comfort photo)

MORRISBURG – The community is invited to attend the official opening and ribbon cutting for the Morrisburg Waterfront Historical Path this Saturday, September 14 at 1 p.m.

While officially celebrating the Morrisburg Historical Path project, the ceremony is planned to be more of a commemoration event.

“It will be an important opportunity to commemorate the 60th anniversary of the opening of the St. Lawrence Seaway in 1959,” said John Gleed, the driving force behind the Morrisburg Waterfront Historical Path project. “This is as much about reflecting on the sacrifices of the community for the Seaway project as anything,” Gleed told The Leader.

“The Morrisburg Waterfront Historical Path will be a permanent demonstration to older long-term residents that ‘We Do Remember’,” said Gleed whose hope is that the path will provide a great educational opportunity for residents and visitors alike about the Seaway and the history of this community.

The Morrisburg Waterfront Historical Path will consist of 15 informational signs (including the Morrisburg Then and Now sign installed last year) located along the waterfront path adorned with unique and interesting photos.

The ceremony on Saturday is expected to be less than an hour and Gleed is hoping it is very well attended. “People should come and see it and be there to demonstrate their recognition of the importance of their history and to help thank all those who have contributed to the project,” said Gleed.

The event will be held on the Morrisburg Waterfront path at the intersection of the path with Cruickshank Way.

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