Just onshore by the Meaford harbour, the C.C.G.C. Westfort is on permanent display, set off by a very interesting heavy-duty chain fence. Obviously an old anchor chain from a big Great Lakes ship.
It's a former Great Lakes Coast Guard ship that was based on Lake Superior, sent here on retirement to be on display. It's quite a local landmark.
The old anchor chain forms an attractive fence for the display, though it's open at both ends so you can walk right under the boat.
On the other side the ground is at a higher level, as if you're at a dock, with another smaller chain used for fencing. Here it means something, because there's a 4 foot drop beyond it.
You can get quite a close look at the fittings of the ship, which I find interesting, not knowing anything about them. And there's a small information plaque off to the left.
I was surprised once I read about 'self-righting' vessels to learn that most smaller boats like this on the Great Lakes are probably self-righting. It depends on being able to seal all the hatches in a storm, and having some ballast at the bottom of the boat, but it would (in theory) turn right-side up again by itself. Wouldn't want to be the one to test it!
And I managed one nore shot of the light tower on the outer breakwall, just as the light flashed.