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Kingsbridge, Ontario is a small rural community in Southwestern Ontario. It is approximately 22 kilometers north of Goderich on the Bluewater Highway where it intersects with Kingsbridge Line. [1] The communities primary landmarks include St. Joseph's Church, the elementary school and the former St. Josephs convent. The community overlooks Lake Huron and is surrounded by rich farmland.

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History

Religion

The first priest to visit the area was missionary Father Giveney, baptizing children and holding the first masses in what is now Port Albert.[2] Father Wassereau built the first church, a white frame structure without a floor in 1860, and it stood until the church was rebuilt in 1887. As the population in the area greatly increased, more capacity was needed and the new church was larger and included a belfry. The current red brick church was completed in 1905, and held its first mass on October 22, a tradition that continues to this day.

Kingsbridge Wind Power Project

Main Article: Kingsbridge Wind Power Project

The Kingsbridge Wind Power Project is a 39.6 MW wind farm that is located in and around the area of Kingsbridge. It consists of 22 turbines and provides power for approximately 12,500 homes. [1]

References

  1. ^ "Map of Huron County". http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~onhuron/twp/huron-map.htm.  
  2. ^ Our Historical Heritage: Parish of St. Joseph's Kingsbridge 1905-1980, pg. 8


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