Mosquitoes and swampland, perfect habitat for wildfowl; but something else was hiding deep within the seeps - a rich, black treasure that would intrigue the early settlers of Sarnia-Lambton and set the stage for the development of the oil industry in North America and subsequently the world. We invite you to explore this fascinating history and experience for yourself the “Canadian Oil Rush."

The Ontario Visual Heritage Project: Sarnia-Lambton includes over 150 minutes of stories and extra interviews which you are able to view either by story, map or timeline using QuickTime video streaming technology.

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A broadband connection is recommended to view this site. A DVD version of this project is also available for purchase at all Sarnia-Lambton museums.