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Port Burwell Provincial Park fonds

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Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Port Burwell Provincial Park fonds
Description Level
Fonds
GMD
textual records
graphic material
cartographic material
records in electronic form
Date Range
1855-2005
Storage Location
C6 Sh3 B6
Museum / Archive
Elgin County Archives
Part Of
Port Burwell Provincial Park fonds
Description Level
Fonds
Storage Room
Archives Storage Rm. 105
Storage Location
C6 Sh3 B6
GMD
textual records
graphic material
cartographic material
records in electronic form
Date Range
1855-2005
Physical Description
9.5 cm of textual records
112 photographs : b&w
1 photograph : b&w, mounted on cardboard
1 photograph : b&w negative
1 photograph (tiff)
106 photographs (jpeg)
2 maps
History / Biographical
Port Burwell Provincial Park, located in the village of Port Burwell in Elgin County, was established in 1968 by Ontario Regulations as a recreational park and includes the area known as Iroquois Beach Provincial Park (1971-1986). The Port Burwell area also contains three other designated park areas administered by Ontario Parks: Beattie Access, John F. Pearce Provincial Park, and Port Bruce Park. Beattie Access, established in 1966, is in Aldborough Township and is classified as a day park. It contains the longest stretch of protected shoreline on Lake Erie,1157 feet. John F. Pearce Provincial Park was established in 1959 and has been classified as a nature reserve. Iroquois Provincial Park was established in 1971 as a recreational park and was amalgamated into Port Burwell Provincial Park in 1986. Port Bruce Park is not an official Provincial Park, but is operational for day use. The village of Port Burwell is located on the North shore of Lake Erie, and has a population of approximately 1000. Its main industries are tourism and commercial fishing.
Scope and Content
Fonds consists of records related to the history and operation of Port Burwell Provincial Park. It also includes operational records of Iroquois Beach Provincial Park, Beattie Access, Port Bruce Provincial Park and John E. Pearce Provincial Park. Fonds includes Superintendent’s Annual Park Reports, photographs, a history of Port Burwell, Park Information Guides, a plan of the park site, and a plan of one phase of land acquisitions in the park. The fonds has been arranged into the following series:
1. History
2. Photographs
3. Superintendent’s Reports
4. Information Guides
5. Park Plans
Name Access
Port Burwell (Ont.)
Subject Access
Parks
Arrangement
Series files for photographs arranged in numeric order based on the index provided. All other series files arranged by location, in alphabetic order, and then chronologically.