For hundreds of years it has been Lake Erie and the sandy soils along its shores that have attracted civilization to Norfolk. A diverse landscape, the area is filled with stories of ingenuity, witch craft, shipwrecks and rum running. You will find a few of them there.

May 2nd 2004
Welcome to the Ontario Visual Heritage Project: Norfolk web site! Please feel free to add comments to any of the stories you see here, add your own stories, or ask a historian a question. Your feeback is welcome, please contact us at with any comments, suggestions or questions.

In November of 1922, the “Whisky Ship” City of Dresden began to break up near Port Rowan.

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