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This day in our history

Provided by the Fort Erie Museum


1842 - U.S. Captain Taylor brings a boat load of passengers to Point Abino to watch his underwater explosion experiments. The charge, which blew up a boat into a thousand pieces, showed how useful this technology might be against hostile vessels in case of war. (New York Times, May 28, 1842)


1946 - A total of 11,000 cars and 1,000 pedestrians cross the Peace Bridge into Canada on Decoration Day (now Memorial Day). This was the first Decoration Day held during peace time in five years. (Times-Review, Jun. 2, 1947)


1975 - Hy's Drive-In Restaurant opens at the corner of Crescent and Garrison Road. (FEHM Files)

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Announcements
  • Committee of Adjustment-Current Minor Variance Application Hearings
  • Committee of Adjustment-Consent Application Hearing
  • Events
  • Albino Rhino Beer Festival (5/27)
  • 4th Rock N Rescue Benefit Concert for Last Chance Horse & Pony Rescue (5/27)
  • Fundraising BBQ (5/27)
  • Country Night Line Dance Lessons (5/27)
  • Albino Rhino Beer Festival (5/27)
  • Children’s Fishing Derby (5/28)
  • Ask A Dietitian (5/29)
  • Opening Day at Fort Erie Race Track (5/30)
  • Twilight Racing & Free Concert Series (5/30)
  • Let's Get Cooking (5/30)
  • Bridges CHC Social Group (5/30)
  • Bridges CHC- Diabetes Hot Topics (6/1)
  • Artist Discovery Exhibit Spring 2017 (6/3)
  • Canada 150 Mosaic Project (6/6)
  • Quit Smoking Group (6/6)