Port Hope Chimney

Port Hope Chimney

This chimney was built in 1858 by John Geitz. It is all that remains of the lumber mill established that year by William R. Stafford. Port Hope grew up around the mill. For a score of years this town was the center of lumbering in the Thumb. It also became an important producer of salt. In 1871 and again in 1881 the mill, the docks, and possessions of hundreds of people were destroyed by fire. This chimney is a monument to those pioneers who by their courage and industry developed this area.
photo of Port Hope Chimney

Registered Site L0021
Erected 1964

Location: Stafford Park, Huron St.
Port Hope, Huron County

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Latitude: 43.94424, Longitude: -82.70881

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