The Lake Erie Shore: Ontario's Forgotten South Coast

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Dundurn, Apr 20, 2009 - History - 192 pages
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The Lake Erie shoreline has born witness to some of Ontario's earliest history, yet remains largely unspoiled. Much of the area's natural features - the wetlands, the Carolinian forests - and its built heritage - fishing ports and military ramparts - provide much of interest for vistors to the region.

Ron Brown has traversed this most southern coast line in Ontario, fleshing out forgotten stories of the past, from accounts of the world's largest freshwater fishing fleet, War of 1812 skirmishes, links with the Underground Railroad, forgotten outposts and canals, the introduction of wineries, and the legacy of the many appealing towns and villages that hug the shoreline.

  

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Hello,
I am the Port Maitland local amateur historian who foolishly followed someone else's lead and had a sign erected at the Port Maitland Lock naming it Lock 27. I am sorry this information is
WRONG It never was called Lock 27. It was known as the Port Maitland Lock. If possibly please correct this error in your future writing.
Bill Warnick
wwarnick@cogeco.ca
 

Contents

Acknowledgements
7
ThE STOry Of A LAkE
15
THE EUROPEAN INvASION
33
THE BAttLESCARRED BOOkENDS
49
THE AMERICANS ARE COMING AGAIN
62
THE MIDDLE PORTS
82
THE WEST
101
THE FORGOttEN PORTS
116
THE POINTS
148
Notes
169
Bibliography
177
Websites
183
About the Author
189
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About the author (2009)

Ron Brown is a geographer and travel writer who has explored Ontario's many back roads and remote regions in search of the unusual. To encourage today's generation to celebrate their heritage, he has written best-selling books on ghost towns, back roads and vestiges of a vanishing railway era for over thirty years. His writing frequently appears in the Toronto Star and the Globe and Mail and he is a regular guest on CBC Radio. A town planner by trade, Ron often travels as a tour guide and frequently gives presentations to groups interested in Ontario's heritage. Ron Brown is chair of The Writers' Union of Canada. He lives in Toronto with his wife and their two daughters.

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