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Northeastern Manitoulin Expands Boating Amenities

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Northeastern Manitoulin Expands Boating Amenities

McGuinty Government Invests In New Docks and Multi-Use Facility

Continued improvements to Little Current docks and waterfront facilities are ensuring that the northern gateway to Manitoulin Island remains welcoming, attractive and functional for residents and tourists alike.

The Northern Ontario Heritage Fund Corporation (NOHFC) is providing $1.1 million to the Town of Northeastern Manitoulin and the Islands to complete the second phase of its docks and waterfront facility project.  The current project includes constructing docks with 28 slips as well as building a wharf that will serve as a breakwater and dock for larger cruise ships.  The town will also build a multi-use facility featuring a covered gazebo, public washrooms and showers.

Quick Facts

  • Earlier this year, the NOHFC announced funding of $20,000 to support a familiarization tour for cruise ship operators showcasing the Great Lakes region as a world-class destination.
  • In 2006, the NOHFC announced a $1.4-million investment for the first phase of this waterfront development project, including rebuilding docks, installing hydro and water hook ups, as well as creating a picnic area.
  • The NOHFC’s Infrastructure and Community Development Program helps northern communities improve critical infrastructure and develop partnerships that find effective ways to create jobs and improve economic prospects in the North.

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“By funding these enhancements, our government is supporting an important municipal priority to tap tourism as a key economic engine for the community and the whole region.”

Michael Gravelle

Minister of Northern Development and Mines

“Our investment will help make Little Current an even more pleasant community in which to live while enhancing the experience for visiting pleasure boaters and cruise ship passengers.”

Mike Brown

Algoma-Manitoulin MPP



Rural and North