Christ Church used the skills of those working in the King’s Naval Yard in the construction of its site. If you get the opportunity to peek inside, you will notice the ceiling appears similar to the hull of a ship! It is the oldest church in the county and home to a very unique cemetery. It is believed that the bricks used to build this church came from another historic site, the Belle Vue National Historic Site.
From the Simon Girty Memorial you can see Boblo Island, home to two historic sites that are off the beaten path. The Boblo Island Lighthouse is one of the oldest lighthouses on the Great Lakes (1863) and designated a heritage lighthouse by Parks Canada. Neighbouring is the Blockhouse. During the Rebellion of 1837-1838, the original defenses on Boblo Island (then Bois Blanc) were replaced in 1839 by three new blockhouses. Today the one remaining blockhouse has been reconstructed to maintain its historic integrity and is now accessible to visitors. Ferry fees apply to visit Boblo Island. Call Bill in advance for blockhouse tours, 519-818-1948.