(This is an image of a submarine race)
Port Stanley wants it, and so does Port Burwell and now it seems St.Thomas is jumping aboard (pardon the pun) the idea of parking the HMCS Ojibwa nearby.
I don’t know much about nautical history in the area so I am really not qualified to debate the merits of any of these sites. I am sure it is the kind of thing many people do have opinions about and I would love to hear yours!
I kinda like the idea of Port Stanley myself.
I think we here in St.Thomas have a hard enough time doing our railway heritage justice and we probably need to think twice before grabbing at something because there is a chance for money to be made. I think the development potential in Port Stanley is there, especially if the submarine were to occupy the unused berm area near little beach. Port Stanley needs more than just the beach to attract visitors and I think now is the time to get something going there. I don’t know if people would be more likely to visit the beach at Port Burwell if the Submarine were there so I don’t know if they could bring more visitors to the site than Port Stanley. I think you have to look at what is the best for the communities as well as what is best for preserving this piece of naval heritage. It needs to be seen and visited, not OWNED by a community just so that they can say “We beat out two other communities to get this”
What’s your take?