leamington ontario

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Leamington, ON

Lat: 42° 1.517   Long: 082° 36.090

 

Quick Reference:

  • Port Type: Town
  • Monitors VHF: 68
  • Charts: CHS 2123
  • Customs: (888) CANPASS (266-7277)
  • Coast Guard
  • Transient Docking
  • Anchorage
  • Diesel
  • Gasoline
  • Potable Water
  • Pump Out
  • Washrooms
  • Showers
  • Laundry
  • Repair Services
  • Provisions
  • Pharmacy
  • Hospital/Clinic
  • Banks/ATM
  • Restaurants/Pubs
  • Shopping
  • Internet
  • Amenities
  Important Numbers

Area Code519
Emergency911
Police(888) 310-1122
Hospital(519) 322-2501
Pharmacy(519) 326-2663

DISTANCES


Harbor Distance (nm) Harbor Distance (nm)
Colchester, ON 16 W Scudder/Pelee Is, ON 13 S
Amherstburg, ON 31 W Sandusky, OH 37 S
Monroe, MI 34 W Cleveland, OH 57 SE

DESCRIPTION


The first Europeans into the area were French explorers and fur traders. Pt. Pelee was a well-known landmark for these adventurers. The area was first surveyed in 1792 and over the next few decades a small village grew up. The economy was originally based on lumbering.

The village was incorporated in the 1870's. Lumbering gave way to agriculture - first tobacco and then tomatoes for which Leamington is famous. Leamington Ontario has the largest concentration of greenhouses in North America. It is a major flyway for migrating birds and attracts naturalists from around the world. World-famous Pt. Pelee lies within the municipal boundaries.

APPROACHES


The approaches to Leamington are clear from all directions. The west side of the harbour is protected by Leamington Dock, extending about 1,200 ft/350 m into the lake. From the south tip of Leamington Dock, a breakwater extends east 500 ft/150 m. The south side of the harbour is protected by a 1,200 ft/350 m breakwall. The entrance is on the southwest side. Leamington Dock is marked with an ISO GREEN light, visible 6.7 nm.

About 1,700 ft/500 m offshore is a breakwater. It lies on an east-west line and is approximately 1,000 ft/300 m long. Charts show that it is marked with a Fl YELLOW on the west end and a Fl GREEN on the east end. However, lighting has been changed to show 5 Fl WHITE lights along the length of the breakwater.

MARINAS, YACHT CLUBS, MOORINGS, ANCHORAGES


Leamington Municipal Marina   (519) 326-0834   VHF 68
Leamington Municipal Marina has 292 slips with 75 set aside for transient sailors. There is a fuel dock (diesel and gasoline) and a pumpout station. Water and power are available at each slip. The marina building has washrooms, showers and laundry facilities. There is a lounge with TV and cable. Friday nights there is live entertainment on the patio. There are picnic facilities and BBQ grills on the grounds. The marina also has bikes available to rent.

Leamington Yacht Club
LYC is based in the municipal marina. Slip arrangements have to be made with the marina office. Visiting sailors are welcome to visit the club. The club meets in the marina building.

REPAIRS & MAINTENANCE, PROVISIONING, BANKS/ATM's


There are no repair or maintenance facilities in Leamington. However, the marina staff can connect you with some skilled tradesmen in the immediate area.

There is a Walmart Superstore about 1 mi/1.6 km from the marina which can handle reprovisioning requirements.

The Bank of Montreal has a branch with ATM and counter service located about 1 mi/1.6 km from the marina. It is pretty much across the street from Walmart.

MEDICAL SERVICES


Leamington District Memorial Hospital (519) 322-2501 is located 2.4 mi/3.9 km from the marina.

Shoppers Drug Mart (519) 326-2663 is located 1 mi/1.6 km from the marina.

PLACES TO EAT


Not far from the marina is the Waterfront Bar & Grill serving a mix of Canadian and Greek food. Of course their menu includes fresh Lake Erie pickerel and perch. Gaspard's Cafe is located about 2 blocks from the marina.

If you make the 1.75 mi/3 km trip into the downtown, you will find a number of additional restaurant options. Gilligan's is a popular pub/grill. If Italian is your preference, try Gino's Cafe and Trattoria. A popular Asian restaurant is Pho Saigon.

THINGS TO DO/SEE/VISIT


In the past rwo centuries, nearly 300 ships have sunk in the Pelee Passage and western Lake Erie. Stories of these and other aspects of the Pelee Passage can be found in the ErieQuest Marine Heritage Museum. Leamington is known as the Tomato Capital of Canada and every August it hosts the Tomato Festival

Nearly Point Pelee National Park is a major flyway for migratory birds. There are some 6 mi/10 km of trails and boardwalks to explore in this beautiful wildlife area along Lake Erie's shore.

Each weekend throughout the summer, Leamington hosts outdoor musical and culteral entertainment events at the Marina, at Seacliff Park and Robson Road Park. The Leamington Ontario tourism site will give you an idea of lots more things to do and see while visiting the area.

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