|Listed under Goderich
Tiger Dunlop's Tomb
Telephone: (519) 524-2686
c/o Huron County Museum
110 North St
Goderich, Ontario, Canada
Museums & Attractions
honours Dr. William Dunlop (1792-1848), a physician, author, woodsman, soldier, politician, raconteur -and one of Huron County’s most colourful historical figures. Born in Scotland, he served in Canada as an army surgeon during the War of 1812. His writings, including articles based on his residence in India (1817-1819), won him a place among the witty contributors to Blackwood’s Magazine with the title of “Tiger.” In 1826, Dunlop emigrated to Upper Canada. As “Warden of the Forests” for the Canada Company, he assisted John Galt in opening up the Huron Tract and in 1827 founded Goderich.
The Tiger Dunlop Heritage Trail starts behind the elevators at the Goderich Harbour. It crosses North Harbour Road to the Menesetung Bridge where there is a magnificent view of the Maitland River. Beyond the bridge, the trail continues to Tiger Dunlop’s Tomb. Informative history panels on site.
For more information, contact the Huron County Museum at 519-524-2686, [email@example.com], [www.huroncounty.ca/museum]. Also visit the Maitland Trail website at: [www.maitlandtrail.ca]
Driving Directions: GPS Coordinates courtesy of Huron County Geographic Information Services (GIS)