Lincoln - Vineland, Ontario, Canada: Grounded Ship In Lake Ontario

La Grande Hermine AKA "The Big Weasel" -- built in 1914, served as a ferry, cargo ship, replica of the ship that first explored Canada, even a haunted house. Berthed in Jordan Harbor since 1997, victim of 2003 arson. A rusting, two-masted hulk.
2793 Beacon Blvd., Lincoln - Vineland, ON, Canada
From Toronto or Niagara Falls, take QEW to exit 55 (Jordan Road). Jordan Road to North Service Road to Jordan Harbour Marina.
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Derelict ship.

Grounded Ship In Lake Ontario

A chilly stop in February, but worth the five minute detour! The paths lead to different viewpoints of The Weasel, each one better than the last!

[Debra, 02/28/2020]

Derelict ship.

Grounded Ship In Lake Ontario

The grounded ship is worth stopping to see! Lots of trails from boat-launch parking lot.

[Mark J. Besso, 08/27/2016]

Grounded ship.

Grounded Ship In Lake Ontario

There are several trails down to the water where you can get very good views of the ship.

[Ian, 07/31/2014]


Jordan Harbour Shipwreck

Motorists driving along the QEW pass by the towering masts of this shipwreck, but a brief detour to the Jordan Harbour Marina provides a view of the entire ship. The history of this former ferry and restaurant is quite interesting.

[Richard Stockman, 09/04/2011]
Grounded Ship In Lake Ontario

The Grounded Ship was a replica of the Grand Hermie used by Jacques Cartier in 1535-1536 and 1541-1542 to explore Canada. This ship was built in 1967 for Expo 67 as part of the nautical theme as Expo 67 which was on islands in the St. Lawrence Seaway. The ship was taken to Quebec City and abandoned in 2001.

I have never heard who bought it, but they'd hoped to use it as a tourist site and the project never got off the ground.

[Derek Pullen, 05/11/2009]

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