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The Lake Erie Shore

Ontario's Forgotten South Coast

by (author) Ron Brown

Publisher
Dundurn Press
Initial publish date
Apr 2009
Category
Historical Geography, Regional, General
  • Paperback / softback

    ISBN
    9781554883882
    Publish Date
    Apr 2009
    List Price
    $24.99
  • eBook

    ISBN
    9781770706057
    Publish Date
    Apr 2009
    List Price
    $8.99
  • eBook

    ISBN
    9781770703902
    Publish Date
    Apr 2009
    List Price
    $24.99

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Description

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.

About the author

Ron Brown is a freelance travel writer and photographer. He has published twenty books on the visual heritage of Ontario, including The Lake Erie Shore: Ontario's Forgotten South Coast; Behind Bars: Inside Ontario's Heritage Gaols; The Train Doesn't Stop Here Any More: An Illustrated History of Railway Stations in Canada; Ontario's Ghost Town Heritage; and Top 100 Unusual Things to See in Ontario. He is past chair of the Writers Union of Canada, and is active with the Travel Media Association of Canada, Access Copyright, where he sits on the board of directors, and the Book and Periodical Council. He lectures and directs bus tours based on his book topics. He lives in Toronto.

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Editorial Reviews

The Lake Erie Shore: Ontario's Forgotten South Coast makes for great reading. Brown has traversed this most southern coastline 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.

Chatham Daily News

"Some embrace this book for its history, others for its guidance of the area."

Sentinel-Review

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