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Tyrconnell (ghost town)

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Located in: Elgin County
Location #3314
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Location Owner:Dave Summer
Creation Date: 10/11/2011
Last Updated: 12/28/2017



Description
Tyrconnell is a Ghost Town on the north shore of Lake Erie. Having a good natural harbour, Tyrconnell was a busy port in pioneer days. The first settlers arrived around 1809. The first grist mill was built on the creek around 1817. Tyrconnell was somewhat famous for whiskey. The first distillery was built in 1826. Many typical businesses, church and school followed as Tyrconnell grew in size. In 1861 a 500 X 30 foot pier was constructed out into the lake to accommodate larger ships. (The remains of the pier can be seen in the photos) In the 1850's the railway age began. Eventually Port Stanley and Port Burwell (both to the east) got rail service. As with many settlements of this era, the lack of rail service caused a steady decline in population. I have included photos of houses that date back to pioneer days. It is an interesting area to explore. You can drive down to the beach in the summer.


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Category: Ghost Town


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August 2017
Tyrconnell (ghost town)
Created on:12/28/2017
Created by: timo explorer
34 photos
July 5 2017
Tyrconnell (ghost town)
Created on:7/6/2017
Created by: Komodo1138
1 photos
June 2014
Tyrconnell (ghost town)
Created on:9/29/2016
Created by: bluntraumaa
2 photos
tyrconnell visit
Tyrconnell (ghost town)
Created on:4/14/2013
Created by: portable232
16 photos
Tyrconnell 2011
Tyrconnell (ghost town)
Created on:10/11/2011
Created by: Dave Summer
13 photos


portable232 says:
4/14/2013 12:09:11 PM
was there last weekend, have a few pics too add at some point. Beach access was open..went down looked around, found a geocache. Visited the backus house couldnt find the old church...was surprised how populated it was...expected an abandoned town.
Dave Summer says:
10/12/2011 6:56:48 AM
The first 5 were taken in February, one in September and the last few Thanksgiving weekend.
clay70 says:
10/11/2011 7:32:49 PM
These pics were clearly taken in the spring eh? :)
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