• Watermark
    Kingston Waterfront, ON - Dr. Steve Watts

My Watermark is the Kingston Waterfront of Lake Ontario.

My most powerful memory of the Kingston Waterfront was the time: when "My beak was bigger than my belly can!"

In 1959, while living in Portsmouth I decided to try to "swim out" to Snakes Island from Lake Ontario Park. I figured I would be ok so I took flippers, some snacks, and oh yes, 'an air mattress!' It turned out to be a very long day! By 7pm it was very dark and I was not going to make it there. Sunset was coming in and I decided to give it a try. I was realistically about only 1/3 of the way there. Guess who got his bottom warmed when I walked backed to the house at about 11:30 pm--totally exhausted!



Waterbody
Lake Ontario, ON

Watersheds

Contributed By
Steve Watts

Collected By
Dana Jackson

Watermarks are true stories about you and your connection to a body of water. By archiving your story, you add to a living record of our shared water heritage, protecting these waters for generations to come. So tell us: What is your watermark?