From Burleigh to Boschink: A Community Called Stony Lake covers over a hundred years of human history, encompassing the Aboriginal Peoples, their presence and influence, early settlement and cottaging activity up to the present time. Family stories, local lore, boats and steamers, recreational opportunities, personalities and environmental concerns are all presented through the writings, the voices and the memories of those who were there and, in some cases, still are. Richly supported by rare photographs and other visuals of Stony Lake, this publication will bring delight to many.
Christie Bentham's love affair with Stony Lake is lifelong and inherited from three generations of her family. She hopes that this book will inspire future generations to love and preserve the lake.
Katharine Hooke's roots at Stony Lake go back to 1907 when her Grier and Mackenzie forebearers spent the summer camping before building their cottages. She has written about local history and is undertaking family research having retired from Sir Sandford Fleming College in Peterborough. Her husband, two daughters and five grandchildren share her abiding love of Stony Lake.