Port Colborne, Ontario

Originally known as Gravelly Bay, Port Colborne dates from 1832  and was renamed after Sir John Colborne, a British war hero and the Lieutenant Governor of Upper Canada at the time of the opening of the new southern terminus of the First Welland Canal in 1833. Port Colborne is one of Canada's largest inland ports and is home to one of the original Dairy Queens. Drop in to shop, dine, stay or just enjoy the Lock 8 Gateway Park while watching lakers & salties pass through one of the longest canal locks in the world.

Gingerbread Cake

2 1/2 c
2 tsp
2 tsp
1 tsp
1/4 tsp
1/2 c
1 c
1 c
1 c
baking soda
butter, softened
boiling water

Preheat oven to 350 F and grease a 9” x 13” pan or line it with parchment paper. In a large bowl beat butter with sugar. Beat in eggs then molasses. Beat in water. Mix together flour, spices, baking soda and salt, slowly add to butter mixture and beat until smooth. Pour into prepared pan and bake about 45 minutes to an hour.