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Marine Museum Demolition In Goderich Underway This Week

Preparations to demolish the Huron County Marine Museum at the foot of West St. in Goderich are underway this week.

CAO Larry McCabe says the museum is owned by the town, but was operated by the county.

Earlier this year the county determined the number of visitors and the costs of bringing it up to current standards didn’t justify keeping it open.

McCabe says the town conducted a hazardous study on the building and found lead paint and asbestos in the building, and a decision was made by council to demolish the structure. McCabe says the cost will be around $60,000 and will be paid by the town.

McCabe adds discussions are underway with representatives of industry along the waterfront on the future of the land, and it could very well fit into the town’s waterfront master plan. ¬†However, there are no immediate plans at this time.