Friday, July 10, 2009

Postcard Friendship Friday ~ My Hometown Port Colborne, Ontario, Canada

Thought I would share a bit of my hometown Port Colborne, Ontario, Canada with you this week for Postcard Friendship Friday. Enjoy and hope you will all come and visit some day!


Port Colborne's Street of Ships

Lakers, fishing tugs, luxurious private yachts and Salties from around the world pass right through the heart of Port Colborne while pedestrians stroll among the bars, boutiques and bistros of historic West Street.






Sugarloaf Harbour

Tall ships, luxury yachts and paddle boats find refuge in Sugarloaf Harbour, Port Colborne's premier waterfront development. Even non-boaters can enjoy the view and ambience from the balcony of the dockside restaurant, The Upper Deck.




The CSL "Niagara"
The largest-ever Canadian ship built for the Great Lakes ~ St. Lawrence, approaches downtown Port Colborne. A few hours earlier this same ship was honoured as the 1st upbound ship to enter the Welland Canal at the start of the 2000 navigation season.



Gateway to Niagara


The Port Colborne Lighthouse, a comforting sight for mariners of Lake Erie, stands as the Gateway to the Welland Canal, the Sugarloaf Marina and beautiful Niagara.





The romantic seaside setting of West Street, Port Colborne comes alive with tourists by the thousands during Canal Days every summer.



The Annual Boat Parade of Lights


Led by Buffalo's 100 year old Fire-boat the "Edward M Cotter" is framed by spectacular Fireworks during Port Colborne's Canal Days Festival.


All postcards were photographed and distributed by Thies Bogner MPA,FPPO. (Master Photographer) Welland, Onatrio.


Here is the link for Port Colborne:



You can find all the great postcards at Marie's blog here:



22 comments:

Rosemary said...

A very pretty place Debby.
Thanks for visiting me.
Have a nice weekend,
Rosemary

Lori R. said...

It is just beautiful and to have that in your own backyard! Wow! Did you actually live close to the water or more inland? That makes the Mississippi River by my neck of the woods look like a little trickle!

Joan@anythinggoeshere said...

How absolutely beautiful. Thanks for sharing the postcards of your home time. i enjoyed my visit. Maybe I will get to see it in person someday. Happy Friday.

Just Breathe said...

Thank you, these pictures are beautiful.

Terry said...

Howdy Debby
Thanks for the follow on my blog.
Happy Postcard Friendship Friday to you.
Hope your weekend is a very fun filled one.
Wow this was a wonderful post today.
I loved all the background information you shared.
The postcards are awesome .
There was so much to learn .
Thank you again .
I had a lot of fun today.
Blessings of joy to you .
Happy Trails

peggy gatto said...

Gorgeous "postcards"!
Thanks for coming by my party! I really do appreciate it!!!

Miss_Yves said...

I'm happy to discover this wonderful harbour !
I 've gotmany pen friends in canada, because I practice mail art .
My other blog
http:://melimailart.blogspot.com
Thanks for sharing .

Debby said...

Lori, I am inland, a country girl, but only a 5 minute walk to Lake Erie!
Debby

Lenna Andrews said...

beautiful postcards debby -just awesome! Thanks for sharing them . . . . on my way to Wolfe Island, Ontario, in 2 days!
:) lenna

Margo said...

Lori, thanks for sharing your beautiful part of the world. I wasn't familiar with how your area looked - and how beautiful! Happy PFF!

Nora Johnson said...

Hi Debby!
Happy Postcard Friendship Friday and what lovely "postcards"! And many thanks for stopping by my place with the follower link! Most appreciated!

What a beautiful place Port Colborn is - I've really enjoyed my visit! Incidentally, I travelled across Canada as a student by Greyhound (still got the sore derriere as proof!) and loved going through Ontario. Such an interesting province!

Will be back again to read through yr earlier posts!

Hope you have a wonderful weekend -look forward to seeing you again soon!

xxLOL Nora & Lola:)

Nora Johnson said...

Me again!
Apologies - misspelt Port Colborne!

xxLOL Nora & Lola:)

Aimee said...

It looks wonderful! Thanks for the tour!

Sheila said...

A wonderful series of postcards! It looks such a lovely place. Thank you for showing us.

Postcardy said...

It must be interesting to see so many ships all the time.

I got a funny word verification this time: "frienrat."

Robin said...

I'm getting a very late start this week.......I'm out of town again.

Wow....what a fabulous set of postcards.
I think my favorite is the very first one....your Port Colborne. It would be wonderful to come see your hometown port.

Hope you are having a beautiful weekend

Nancy Maxwell James said...

the photos are wonderful! I will have to check out where this city is on the maps. It is my goal in life to live along the Great Lakes one day (may be sooner than later)!

maryt/theteach said...

Debby, these are marvelous! This is my first time doing this meme! I went to Niagara Falls for my honeymoon! :)

Sonia ~ Vintage Rose Designs said...

Lovely post and pictures Debby. I hope you are having a wonderful summer.
Hugs!!
Sonia

REDLAN said...

Whatta beautiful port of Ontario. Thanks for sharing lots of it.

Marie Reed said...

Oooops! I actually did comment on Friday! I wonder if typed in the verification code incorrectly!

I know and LOVE your town! I lived in Buffalo with my college boyfriend one summer! We toured this whole area and had a magical time! This brings back such intense memories. Alas, it didn't work out with sweet Mick.... I was only crazy in love with his thick New York accent.. I guess that isn't enough to build a relationship on:) It is so wild to know that this is where you live now! Seeing these cards makes me feel close to you Debby!

Beth Niquette said...

How VERY beautiful!

I'm sorry I am coming by so late for Postcard Friendship Friday. My parents were involved in a roll-over accident on the freeway last Monday. Miraculously both of my dear parents survived and are recovering, leaving little time for blogging. I had a few minutes just now, though, so here I am.

Happy PFF!