Legends and Lore of Lake Ontario

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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. Named by the Hurons, "Ontario" means "Lake of Shining Waters." Beneath this gleaming surface, though, the easternmost of the Great Lakes hides enigmas from thousands of years of history. Ghosts linger on the surface, and monsters swim below, frightening sailors on the water. Smugglers used Lake Ontario during the War of 1812 and Prohibition and continue to do so today--Ontario's darkness providing the cover needed to elude law enforcement. Join Gateley as she delves deep below the waves to uncover these and other legends, lore and secrets from Lake Ontario.
ISBN: 9781626190849
Format: Paperback
Publisher: The History Press
State: New York
Series: American Legends
Images: 45
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 6 (w) x 9 (h)
Susan Gateley is a locally and nationally published writer. She has authored six full length nonfiction books on Lake Ontario, as well as several shorter works. She is active in the North Wolcott and Sterling Historical Societies, and she publishes the Lake Ontario Log at SilverWaters.com.
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