The Lake Erie Shore

Overview

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.

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.

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

About the Author

Ron Brown

Posted by Kendra on October 30, 2014
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Ron Brown

Ron Brown is a geographer and travel author of more than twenty books, including Rails to the Atlantic, The Train Doesn’t Stop Here Anymore, and Back Roads of Ontario. He is past chair of the Writers’ Union of Canada and leads tours of Ontario’s unusual sights. He lives in Toronto.