City council made the right move last month when it renamed Sarnia Bay Marina after Andy Brandt.
Brandt, who is 80 years old, was one of the most successful local politicians of the 20th century.
First elected as a councillor in 1971, he served in municipal government for nine years, including six as mayor. During that time he dramatically altered the appearance of downtown.
Few remember it today, but at the beginning of the 1970s Front Street was a shambles. Brandt once said the west side of Front looked like Berlin in 1945 when he became mayor. And he was right.