Haunted Lakes


They may be called "folklore," "intriguing stories," "tales," or simply "weird stuff," but Frederick Stonehouse's stories of the Haunted Lakes have a basis in fact because those who told the tales actually believed them.

These stories range from ghosts on ships and in lighthouses to sea serpents and underwater spirits; from ships that "talk" to their captains to spectres who dwell on the shore.

This is a not-so-serious investigation of truly believed superstitions and stories that have become a part of the lore of the Great Lakes from the early 1700s until present. Collected and set aside during years of the author's historical research, they are a part of the maritime tradition of the Great Lakes.