One year ago the National Park Service approved a project to repair and replace the north and south side concrete seawalls at Perry’s Victory and International Peace Memorial. Years of wave action, ice loading and geological processes deteriorated and undermined the two seawalls resulting in the creation of sink holes and unsafe conditions. Both seawalls are functionally necessary to protect the cultural resources of the park due to the proximity of Lake Erie and the relatively low elevation of the park.
Heavy-duty construction vehicles and materials are in place to bring the project to fruition. In addition to power-line modifications completed last year, the placement of fencing poles is the most noticeable environmental change thus far.