Lake Ontario, ON

Watermark by Mary Boate
Collected by Jessica Gordon
My Watermark is Lake Ontario along the Great Lakes Waterfront Trail in Kingston, Ontario.

The first time I went on a long bike ride was in 1993. We started in Oshawa and we road all the way to Kingtson. This was a trial ride for me because I was going to be going with my Husband to the Netherlands the following September. So we made this trip in July and it was quite an experience because my husband pushed me a bit to go a little further each day.

Our first stop was Cobourg from Oshawa, the next stop was in Picton and we finally made it to Kingston and that was a proud moment for me because I had never cycled that far before.
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?

Going through that experience, seeing how easy it was and what impact it had not only on the surrounding environment but n the people who participated in it was somewhat humbling and exceptionally gratifying. So I decided then and there that this is how I was going to give back to the city, the waterway and the people I love.

Lake Ontario, ON - David Kearney
Lake Ontario Watershed