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The Port of Goderich 

  • Only deepwater port on Lake Huron’s east shore
  • One of Canada’s most active shipping and receiving ports
  • Serves regional mining, manufacturing and agricultural industries
  • Also serves fishing boats and other craft 
  • Freight service to harbour area provided by Goderich-Exeter Railway Company
  • Open about nine months of the year, depending on winter ice conditions
  • Owned by the town of Goderich, run by the Goderich Port Management Corporation

Roads

  • Provincial highways 8 and 21 lead directly into Goderich, allowing easy access from and to major urban centres
  • Highway 401 is 116 km (70 miles) east of Goderich
  • Close proximity to the US/Canada border crossings of Sarnia/Port Huron and Detroit/Windsor 

Rail

The Goderich-Exeter Railway has 181 miles of track in Ontario
  • Moves approximately 25,000 cars a year carrying commodities such as salt, fertilizer, wheat, grains, soy meal, rice, automotive products
  • Interchange points with Canadian National in London and Toronto
  • Interchange points with Canadian Pacific in Kitchener and Guelph, Ontario