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Sarnia: Spanning The St Clair River
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Sarnia: Spanning The St Clair River

On October 8, 1938, the citizens of Sarnia, Ontario and Port Huron, Michigan awakened to a scene of historic proportions never before witnessed in this area. There before their very eyes were ribbons of steel suspended above the mighty St. Clair River. One more link between these two great nations. This link afforded the opportunity for people to travel between the countries in their own automobiles and also provided greater access to commerce and trade. A great addition to the Railroad Tunnel and the Riverboat Ferries.

It was a great day for the area and thousands of people lined both sides of the river to witness the opening ceremonies being held in the afternoon. Millions more heard the ceremonies over a world-wide radio network. Two of the dignitaries present to take part in the grand opening were Governor Frank Murphy of Michigan and the Premier of Ontario, The Right Honourable, Mitchell F. Hepburn.

Before the dedication ceremony began Governor Murphy came to the Canadian side to exchange pleasantries with Premier Hepburn. It was an impressive moment in history, however as impressive as that meeting may have been it was completely overshadowed by the colour and pageantry exhibited by the assembled citizenry of both countries. There was an honour guard composed of veterans of the great war dressed in blue blazers and berets contrasted with their white flannels. Their chests gleaming with wartime medals displayed with great pride. The veterans composing the honour guide where from the surrounding area legions such as Petrolia, Alvinston, Thedford, Watford, Strathroy, London, Wyoming, Brights Grove, Point Edward, Forest and various other communities in Lambton County.

This was definitely a momentous occasion on both sides of the border. Runners were dispatched from both sides of the river to the adjacent city on the opposite shore bearing wishes of congratulations from the mayor of Port Huron to the Mayor of Sarnia and the Reeve of Point Edward and vice versa. The American side sent a squadron of airplanes from an airbase south of Detroit. It was a great celebration.

Members of the Federal, State and Provincial governments of the day were on hand to give speeches on this auspicious occasion. Along with marching bands and all the pomp and ceremony to ,make this day a lasting memory for all in attendance.

The Stars and Stripes and the Union Jack were intertwined at either ends of the bridge blocking the passage of any premature traffic. As the Premier and the Governor simultaneously announced the grand opening the flags were raised. Boy Scouts in Point Edward almost a mile away,heard the speeches over the loud speaker system and simultaneously raised the flags which turned from a barrier into a welcoming arch as the bands played and whistles blew as the planes roared over the heads of the cheering crowds to mark this day of days.


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