Andrew Lucas was one of the first to have made the pilgrimage to the seeps. Sometime in the early 1830’s, word of oil in the swamps attracted Lanark settlers. The swamps, with their mosquitoes and malaria had impeded widespread European settlement into the late 1830's - forever securing its moniker as "Canada West's Last Frontier”.

Lambton's first look at the modern world was probably the voyage of the ship “Walk on the Water” in 1821. It would have sailed past the French in Detroit and the Three Fires Confederacy on Walpole Island – an intriguing sight for both.

Albino Turtles

Doc Stanton

The Great Storm

The Griffon


Stewart James

Group of Seven

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The Last Frontier

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The French



Early Sarnia

Oil Story

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The Rapids

St. Clair Tunnel

The Explorers

Grand Bend

World War 2


Natural Resources

Sombra Museum

Moore Museum

Lambton Heritage Museum

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