The canal ran from Port Dalhousie on Lake Ontario to Port Robinson on the Welland River. A southbound ship would enter the canal at Port Dalhousie, sail up the canal to Port Robinson, pass through a lock into the Welland River, sail down the river to Chippawa, where oxen would tow the ship against the flow of the Niagara River to Fort Erie.
Eventually Port Dalhousie became part of the City of St. Catharines.
My layout is of Lakeside Park and the lighthouse area of Port Dalhousie. The beach is beautiful. It's been in existence since 1920. It's so well maintained that from any vantage point it looks like a perfect postcard.
I used the Scrapmuch? sketch from October 30th designed by Laura Whitaker. I love sketches that allow you 5 or 6 photos. It makes the decision as to which photos to use so much easier. There's 2 sketches up on the site now and linking up either of them, or the two yet to follow this month, makes you eligible for the November draw.
If you are ever near St. Catharines it's well worth dropping by Lakeside Park in Port Dalhousie, especially if you have a bathing suit at hand.