Monday, June 26th, 25 high school students from Blyth Academy in Toronto/Thornhill visited the terminals of Western Grain in Thunder Bay, en route a trip via Fort William and Sleeping Giant Provincial Park to the eventual destination of Point Porphyry Island Light, managed by Canadian Lighthouses of Lake Superior. This trip is part of a year-long culmination of study about Northwestern Ontario, specifically Thunder Bay and the transportation routes that have spanned Canada from the advent of the early 19th fur trade to the birth of the St. Lawrence Seaway.

“This trip is part educational, part service, part adventure, and we will be helping out with trail cutting on Porphyry to help out our friends at Canadian Lighthouses of Lake Superior”, wrote Principal Adam de Pencier, one of two campus Principals on this trip.

To read more about this trip and hear what students have to say please click here.

– Blyth Academy

Photo courtesy of Thunder Bay News

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