Easternmost of the Great Lakes, Lake Ontario is bordered by both New York and Ontario. Upon its pristine surface, countless vessels have sailed, but its bottom depths are littered with the skeletons of shipwrecks, including HMS Ontario, caught and destroyed in one of the sudden storms that often turn this sea-like lake deadly. Daring mariners, male and female, have seen their share of peril, and battles during wars between Britain and the United States and Canada have also been waged here. From Huron canoes to today’s “Sunday sailors” who venture from shore only during warmer months, local author Susan Gateley tells some of the lake’s most exciting stories in Maritime Tales of Lake Ontario (History Press)
Susan Peterson Gateley sails and writes on Lake Ontario. She has a science background and worked as a fisheries biologist and high school science teacher before taking up writing and publishing. Find her online at www.silverwaters.com. Visit her page under our Local Authors listing.