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From Queenston to Kingston

The Hidden Heritage of Lake Ontario's Shoreline

by Ron Brown

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post-confederation (1867-)
list price: $26.99
also available: eBook eBook
category: History
published: 2010
publisher: Dundurn

Whether you hike, bike, ride the rails, or drive, the shore of Lake Ontario can yield a treasure trove of heritage sites and natural beauty – if you know where to look.
Travel with Ron Brown as he probes the shoreline of the Canadian side of Lake Ontario to discover its hidden heritage. Explore "ghost ports," forgotten coves, historical lighthouses, rumrunning lore, and even the location of a top-secret spy camp. The area also contains some unusual natural features, including a mysterious mountain-top lake, sand dunes, and the rare albars of Prince Edward County.
From small communities to the megacity of Toronto, history lives on in the buildings, bridges, canals, rail lines, and homes that have survived, and in the stories, both well-known and long-forgotten, of the people and places no longer here. In From Queenston to Kingston, Ron Brown provides today’s explorer’s with a window into Ontario’s not so distant past and shares a hope that, in future, progress and historical preservation go hand in hand.

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Contributor notes

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 East York with his wife, June.

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Editorial Reviews

The result [of author Ron Browns efforts] is a book offering many tantalizing details of interest to anyone with an historical-geographical imagination and an attachment to the locality.

— Ontario History magazine

If you are interested in discovering more about ghost ports, forgotten coves, old forts and historic lighthouses on the shoreline of Lake Ontario, author, geographer and travel writer Ron Brown has the presentation for you.

— Clarington This Week
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