Lake Ontario, ON

Watermark by Margaret Hughes
Collected by Dana Jackson
My Watermark is the Kingston Waterfront of Lake Ontario.

My most powerful memories of the Kingston Waterfront were the times we brought our three young children to Richardson Beach where there was some sand, and a swimming area that had a smooth concrete floor and a lifeguard.

There we made friends with other young families and later our children had swimming lessons. No one in our family ever got sick from swimming i the lake through it was probably more contaminated than it is today. All this was close to 50 years ago. Sometimes we would bring a picnic supper and stay until the late red glow of a summer evening's bliss.
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?

I love to walk along the Scarbourough Bluffs overlooking Lake Ontario. I live nearby and find it relaxing to be right by the water and love knowing that the lake is always close by.

Lake Ontario, ON - Ashley Ashbee
Lake Ontario Watershed