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Town of Midland
The town of Midland is situated in southern Georgian Bay’s Simcoe County. The region – known as Huronia – lies within the world’s largest freshwater archipelago. It is replete with iconic landscapes, diverse habitats and cultural history dating back 5,000 years. Evidence suggests that this area may have been inhabited by aboriginal peoples for more than 11,000 years.
The town was officially founded in 1871 when it was chosen as the terminus of the Midland Railway. By 1879, the convenience of the new rail line attracted settlers to the region. The town thrived on the lumber and grain trades. Soon, a number of light industries planted roots here. Today, tourism is the main economic driver.
Midland is among a number of Ontario ports that are keen to welcome cruise guests to their shores, to offer experiences found only in this province. With the concurrent growth in the number of small, luxury and expedition ships being launched, this Great Lakes cruising region is an ideal area for both itinerary expansion and to attract greater consumer interest.
The route to the Port of Midland from the entrance of Georgian Bay at Cove Island includes 112 km (69.6 miles) of open water, followed by a 24 km (15 mile) approach. The approach is deep and well marked. It is protected by the western island and guided by five lighthouses on the way.
Pier C at the Midland Municipal Harbour can accommodate ships up to 100 m (328 ft) in length. The secondary dock location has the potential for development to host larger ships.
There are two anchor locations in the harbour. Anchorage 1 is two cables from the berth while anchorage 2 is at a distance of just under 1 km (0.6 miles).
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576 Dominion Avenue
Midland, Ontario L4R 1R3
705 526 4770 x3206