Lake Ontario, ON - Amy Chen | Great Lakes Guide
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    Lake Ontario, ON - Amy Chen

My Watermark is Lake Ontario.

Every year, my grandmother, mother, brother, and I take the ferry to Centre Island so we could watch the Dragon Boat Race Festival. I’ve always been excited whenever we manage to get a seat nearest to the bow, for being able to see Lake Ontario and have the wind go through my hair created a sense of adventure. I can still hear the captain’s welcoming speech, the safety procedures outlined by the crew, and sometimes even the voices of worried passengers; soft as the breeze that heralds the storm. Being born and raised in such an urban city - Toronto, namely, it has always been interesting to experience nature so closely and have a connection with it.

Lake Ontario, ON


Contributed By
Amy Chen

Collected By
Claire Lawson

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?