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September 21, 2018

History Lecture Series: Water Power and Wealth On The Beautiful Lake


OSWEGO, NY – On September 26, at 1:30 p.m., famed local author, sailor and advocate Susan Gateley will be featured as the final speaker in the H. Lee White Maritime Museum’s, History Lecture Series for 2015.

Susan Gateley’s schooner Sara B. passing a steam station on Lake Ontario during her 2013 circumnavigation of Lake Ontario.

Susan Gateley’s schooner Sara B. passing a steam station on Lake Ontario during her 2013 circumnavigation of Lake Ontario.

Gateley will be providing a brief account of how Lake Ontario became the most polluted Great Lake, what is being done about it and what more needs to be done.

This illustrated program is based on a book and documentary titled “The Beautiful Lake” now in production.

The lecture includes a brief overview and highlights of the Beautiful Lake’s history and present day problems as seen during Gateley’s 2013 circumnavigation of the Lake Ontario aboard the little schooner Sara B.

Also described are activities by people who have solutions, and who are putting them in place to solve the lake’s problems.

Gateley concludes with a description of a possible “game changer” – an idea proposed by a legal scholar based in the U.S. and a long-time water activist in Canada, Maud Barlow – author and current chair of the Council of Canadians.

The program is free and open to the public.

For more information about this program and other events ,contact the museum at (315) 342.0480 or visit: www.hlwmm.org

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