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Old Posted Sep 17, 2008, 4:49 PM
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I know this area well, my family is from Sombra. I lived nearby in Wallaceburg, but spent a lot of time in Sombra during my childhood. My wife and I were married in the park jodelli is talking about, Branton Cundick Park. The boat launch is still there, and there's another park further up the river called Cathcart Park.
I am finally starting to realize why you're visiting some places. I was aware that you are from Wallaceburg, and so you know places within an hour's drive or so from your hoetown well. For some reason, though, I thought that Wallaceburg was around where Leamington is.

Since you're from Wallaceburg, and now in Hamilton, everything in between can be covered, since it's on the way between one or the other. It's kind of like how I have covered many place in between Delaware (where I live) and Buffalo (where I have relatives). Out of curiosity, what are the farthest "out of the way" places that you've covered? Toronto & Niagara Falls? Other places?
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Hey, great pictures Flar!! Both towns looked like a great place to live!! (In the summertime of course).
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I enjoyed the tour. I love the variety of houses you find. Great pics.
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Some very nice Queen Anne/Victorian homes in Marine City. Thanks for sharing!
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Hey, great pictures Flar!! Both towns looked like a great place to live!! (In the summertime of course).
Even better in the Winter! When else can you go skiing, snow-mobiling, or ice-skating?
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Interesting exhibit. The artificial frontage on those Ontario buildings cracks me up. I wonder why it was done? To impress?

Never heard of either place. Thanks for the glimpse flar
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Since you're from Wallaceburg, and now in Hamilton, everything in between can be covered, since it's on the way between one or the other. It's kind of like how I have covered many place in between Delaware (where I live) and Buffalo (where I have relatives). Out of curiosity, what are the farthest "out of the way" places that you've covered? Toronto & Niagara Falls? Other places?
Stratford, St. Mary's, Amherstberg and Windsor/Detroit are the farthest drives I've done. The rest are within 45 min to an hour of Hamilton or Port Lambton (near Wallaceburg, where I stay when I visit family).
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Interesting places, I love the Victorians!
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Both cities looks very cozy.
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What a neat place. That neighborhood along the canal especially.

Either one of these would do.
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very cool photos of some very interesting places. Fawn island looks cool.
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Wow - I was born near Detroit and didn't even know about Marine City & Sombra. Thanks for the pics.
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Marine City really impresses me.. I can't believe that's in Michigan, harsh as that sounds.
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Why do you say that? Marine City is very representative of the small towns that dot the Michigan landscape.
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I haven't been through much of Michigan, but the parts I've seen, which is the major cities are like some of the most depressing cities i've seen.
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That can be a problem. Depending on which cities you've seen, people could come away with a rather bad impression of Michigan, but the small towns and villages are like anywhere else in the country, and probably quite a bit more healthy than the towns and villages of the Great Plains in the other part of the Midwest.
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So basically you expect all of Michigan to look like Detroit? Hell, not even all of Detroit looks like "Detroit". While a few cities (Detroit, Flint, Saginaw) may be rough they are the exception for Michigan. There are hundreds of cities and villages that are just as healthy as Marine City.

Here are five examples from the Raisin Valley area a largely agricultural area that is located along the Raisin River between Detroit/Ann Arbor and Toledo. The Raisin River runs from the Irish Hills area to Lake Erie. Over a dozen cities and villages are located along the banks of the river or its tributaries, including Monroe, Dundee, Petersburg, Deerfield, Blissfield, Adrian, Tecumseh, Clinton, and Manchester.

Dundee, MI - 3,600



Monroe, MI - 22,100



Tecumseh, MI - 8,600



Adrian, MI - 21,600



Manchester, MI - 2,200

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So basically you expect all of Michigan to look like Detroit? Hell, not even all of Detroit looks like "Detroit". While a few cities (Detroit, Flint, Saginaw) may be rough they are the exception for Michigan. There are hundreds of cities and villages that are just as healthy as Marine City.
Yeah, that's the problem. I live in London, which is an hour from Port Huron, so what I see in Michigan is close to the border, Flint, Saginaw, Detroit, Port Huron.

I've been in Grand Rapids, and that city was a pleasant surprise. It also doesn't help that one cross Michigan journey I took was from Port Huron to Chicago by rail, and generally, passengers will always see the worst of things along railway corridors. But don't worry. Gary, Indiana was by far the dirtiest and depressing city I've ever seen in my life (in real life)
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I've only been to Port Huron once or twice and I don't have that clear of a memory, but I don't remember it being that bad. And from what I hear, compared to Sarnia (across the river) Port Huron looks pretty decent.
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Port Huron is alright, I was there earlier this year: http://forum.skyscraperpage.com/showthread.php?t=149660


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