Susan Peterson Gateley


Author Bio:

Susan P. Gateley is an Upstate New York native, and has authored multiple books on Lake Ontario including Legends and Lore of Lake Ontario and Maritime Tales of Lake Ontario. She has an MS in fisheries and has been a sailor, educator and Great Lake advocate for half a century. More information, including videos and author blog, can be found at her website

A Natural History of Lake Ontario By Susan P. Gateley Cover Image
ISBN: 9781467147927
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Published: History Press - July 5th, 2021

Formed by glaciers more than twelve thousand years ago, Lake Ontario has captivated nature lovers for generations. Unique among the Great Lakes for having once been connected to the sea, fossils from ocean life have been found near the lake's shores.

The Widow Maker: A Maritime Tale of Lake Ontario By Susan Peterson Gateley Cover Image
ISBN: 9781729293966
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Published: Independently Published - January 1st, 2019

A Maritime Tale of Lake Ontario. In the year 1880 Young Mollie McIntyre, recently widowed and now owner of the family operated cargo schooner Gazelle, fights two battles to keep her business afloat- one with Lake Ontario, the other with the male dominated waterfront of her day. Inspired by Oswego's Dr. Mary Walker, Rochester's Susan B.

Legends and Lore of Lake Ontario (American Legends) By Susan Peterson Gateley Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781626190849
Published: History Press - June 25th, 2013

Local author Susan Peterson Gateley tracks down the real Maid of the Mist and investigates the meaning behind the names Soup Harbor, Sheba Island and the Devil's Nose.

Maritime Tales of Lake Ontario By Susan Peterson Gateley Cover Image
ISBN: 9781609496845
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Published: History Press - June 26th, 2012

Battles, shipwrecks and abundant adventures await in this volume of maritime tales by local author Susan Gately.

Twinkle Toes and The Riddle of the Lake By Susan Peterson Gateley, Pat Cooper (Illustrator) Cover Image
ISBN: 9780964614918
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Published: Whiskey Hill Press - January 1st, 2009

A cat's place is at home in her garden, not out on a great lake getting wet! Or so thinks Twinkle Toes when she's shanghaied aboard the yacht Ariel for a Lake Ontario cruise to Canada along with her mother Dusty and her cousin Miss Piggy. But then Twink learns of a mystery and the quickest way to get home to solve it. Includes a great glossary of sailing terms.

From the tragic ends of several family-owned cargo schooners of the 19th century to the improbable outcome of a fishing trip on Lake Ontario taken in 2002, sailor/writer Susan Peterson Gateley chronicles maritime disasters, acts of heroism, and some close calls on Lake Ontario.

(Whiskey Hill Press, 2006; 95 pages)

 Author: Susan Peterson Gateley

Thousands of acres of public land and miles of shoreline along Lake Ontario invite your exploration. Gateley also includes information on lake shore geology, marshes, wildlife and seasonal highlights for hikers, beach combers and canoers. The area covers Wayne, Cayuga, Oswego, and southern Jefferson Counties.

(Whiskey Hill Press,2003;157 pages)

Author: Susan Peterson Gateley

The south shore of Lake Ontario in the state of New York is an important staging area for migrating birds during the spring. It serves as both corridor and concentration points to northbound birds who depend on its forested and brushy areas for food and cover. Description of a dozen great places between Webster and Oswego, NY for bird watching along Lake Ontario, seasonal highlights and bird observatories.

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