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St. Paul’s hosting annual mariners’ service this weekend

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Journal Staff

An interfaith church service to usher in the Great Lakes shipping season returns to Point Edward on March 5.

The annual Mariners’ service at historic St. Paul’s Anglican Church in Point Edward — also known as The Sailor’s Church — begins at 10 a.m.

From 1869 until 1902, St. Paul’s was located at Livingston and Victoria streets, where its steeple would reflect light from the Fort Gratiot Lighthouse in Port Huron, increasing visibility for ships entering the St. Clair River from Lake Huron.

The Sailor’s Church was relocated to 210 Michigan Ave. in 1902, and many visitors return each year to pay tribute to the mariners who navigated the Great Lakes and honour the important role shipping has played in the life of the community.

Speaking will be shipping enthusiast and photographer Mark Dease, followed by light refreshments.

On display will be shipping artifacts and memorabilia in the St. Paul’s heritage room.


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