Lords of the Lake: The Naval War on Lake Ontario, 1812-1814
by Malcolmson, Robert
This book, which preceded the interest the war’s bicentennial has spurred, won the 1998 John Lyman Book Prize of the North American Society for Ocean History for Best Work in Canadian Naval and Maritime History. Malcomson focusses on the action on and around a single Great Lake, where the British and Americans worked feverishly to build vessels that could transport troops and engage the enemy. In the first full-length study of this aspect of the war, illustrated with maps and archival images, the author also discusses battles and raids, near-shipwrecks, chases, and blockades.