View from the Woodlawn bridge, overlooking starting line area at Saturday’s Head of the Welland-Five Bridges Fall Classic. Boats are waiting for their start times, starting line was near Notre Dame Rowing Club boat house. In the distance is the steeple of St. Mary’s Church. (Photos by Joe Barkovich)
A view of the Second Welland Canal Aqueduct, centre right; it’s a remnant of early canal heritage here in the city.
Rowing past the floating stage in Merritt Park, downtown Welland area.
St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church overlooks the canal with stately dignity.
Main Street Bridge stands sentry-like as boats go by, relishing its role on the storied course and waterway.
Merritt Park and the amphitheatre/ stage, partially seen at left, add to the beauty along the race course. When leaves are in ful fall colour, as in some years, the view can be breathtaking.
Not all boats are used for racing – this canoe became a canvas as one of the works of art in Welland’s Canoe Art Project. It’s located between Main Street Bridge and Merritt Park.