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Erie Belle Boiler


Built in 1864, the Erie Belle served the USA’s east coast during the Civil War era, and sailed as a packet steamer on Lake Erie for many years, until it sunk and was rebuilt as a tug. At the time of the explosion, the Erie Belle was trying to rescue a schooner that had drifted in the water during a terrible storm. The blast killed four of the twelve men on board and destroyed the ship. All that remains of the Erie Belle today is the boiler (the cause of the explosion), which now rests on the sandy beach. The area has for decades been known as Boiler Beach. Access Point: The base of Boiler Beach Road where it intersects Huronville Street (just south of Kincardine).

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Hours of Operation

year-round access

Contact Information

Taralyn Martin


26 Boiler Beach Road (approx), Kincardine, ON, N2Z 2L4

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