Hamilton Harbour (a.k.a. Burlington Bay) - ship carrying iron ore or coal
My husband and I pass through Hamilton, Ontario, several times a year when we visit relatives in Upstate New York.
Hamilton - at the westernmost end of Lake Ontario - is the busiest freshwater port in Canada. It's an important hub for cargo such as steel, coal, petroleum and grain products traveling through the Great Lakes and Saint Lawrence Seaway.
Hamilton Harbour - smoke billowing from steel mill smokestacks
Hamilton is Canada's ninth most populous city with a population of approximately 650,000. Steel and metal manufacturing is a major industry.
Lake Ontario as seen from Hamilton Beach
A canal separates Hamilton Harbour from the rest of Lake Ontario. The light you see here on the pier marks the entrance into the canal. Beyond the light you can see the city of Burlington.
Burlington is to the northeast of Hamilton. The highway travels over the Burlington Canal: Hamilton Harbour is to the west of the bridge, Hamilton Beach to the east.
Toronto as seen from Hamilton Beach on a not-so-clear day
Toronto is approximately 70 kilometres (43 miles) to the northeast by land. It must be about the same distance by water.
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