Amherst Island has a long Irish settler history, and this is reflected in the topography and buildings constructed when they settled. You can view this unique part of Canadian history at the Dry-Stone Wall rocks. This is an Irish stone-building technique that stacks stones atop each other without concrete to create walls and barriers. Dry Stone Wall constitute a significant landmark on Amherst Island because they are a monument to a century-old Irish tradition little seen anywhere else in the world.
Photo: Neilson Museum Gallery