Burlington Bay, ON - Ron Joyce
My Watermark is the Burlington Bay.
Lake Ontario, as you probably know, is not the warmest water for swimming. It was popular, it really was, the beach strip along there. It was really a wonderful, wonderful place to hang out when you're young.
When I was a kid coming to Ontario, we used to go down and swim in the Bay under the lift bridge. A friend of mine who worked at American Can Company used to swan dive off the top of the railroad bridge. I said "I could do that", (but) it's up 60 feet, I was terrified. I finally just steeped off, but I got to tell you something, it was a long way until you hit the water.