The History of Point Pelee
Point Pelee is about 94 years old today. Point Pelee was established as a park on May 29th, 1918. Point Pelee became a park with the help of W. E Saunders and Jack Miner. W. E Saunders was part of a group called Great Lakes Ornithological Club; they focused on bird migration in the Great Lakes. He chose to focus on an area which that today is Point Pelee. He finally convinced Jack Miner, a bird enthusiast, to go to the area and look at the beauty. Jake Miner got help from four people from Leamington and together they convinced two Essex County Wildlife Protection Associations to protect the nature in that area. The people together convinced the federal government that they had to keep the land safe from human activity. On May 29th, 1918 Point Pelee became a national park of Canada. W. E Saunders and Jack Mine are the people to notice the importance of keeping Point Pelee.