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Interact with prisoners, played by local actors, at the Goderich Jail. You might meet a 14-year who was wrongly sentenced to be hanged for murder. Tuesday, August 20th. 9:15 a.m.-2 p.m.

We start our trip to Goderich by stopping by the largest underground salt mine in the world. To date, 150 million tons of salt have been produced from the Goderich mine. We then visit the Goderich Gaol (Jail). The Gaol was built in 1839 and closed in 1972 and was also the site of Canada’s last public hanging. Nicolas Melady Jr. was hanged there in 1869 for the murder of his father and step-mother. There was also the infamous case of 14-year old Steven Truscott, who was sentenced to be hanged for murder. Fifty years later, he was found to have been wrongly convicted. During our visit, you will have the opportunity to meet and interact with the Gaol staff, thieves, accused murderers, lunatics, and even inmates as young as 12 years old, all performed by local actors.

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Earlier Event: August 19
Later Event: August 22