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Getaway Gertie

Gertie’s Resting Place Remains A Mystery

One of the ghosts that beckon divers to the bottom of Lake Ontario  is named “Getaway Gertie.” On Feb. 18, 1944 “Getaway Gertie,” a B-24 Liberator bomber went down in the lake somewhere between Nine Mile Point east of the Port City and Port Ontario. Despite the best efforts of many divers over the years, the plane and its crew of eight has never been found.