Welland Ship Canal at Port Colborne
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Panoramic photo by Clay Morehead PRO EXPERT Taken 01:30, 23/09/2011 - Views loading...

Welland Ship Canal at Port Colborne

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The town of Port Colborne Lies at the southern end of the Welland Ship Canal on Lake Erie, Canada. The shallowest of the Great Lakes, Lake Erie often freezes over in the winter. When the ice breaks up in the spring, the shipping season starts again usually in April. Here the pilot boat is being made ready, this boat takes a pilot out to the ships to help them navigate the ship canal from Lake Erie to Lake Ontario.

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While politically and legally an independant nation, the titular head of state for Canada is still Queen Elizabeth.

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But not on the West Coast. In Vancouver, it rains. And you'll find more of the population speaking Mandarin than French (but also Punjabi, Tagalog, Korean, Farsi, German, and much more).

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"It's actually worth coming to Canada for these sandwiches alone." -- Michelle Superle, Vancouver

Text by Steve Smith.

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