Susan Peterson Gateley is a native upstate New Yorker, former teacher, and icthyoplankton taxonomist, who single handed the wooden sloop "Ariel" in search of stories for boating and nature magazines for 17 years. In 1996 she acquired a different boat and partner and added Gateley to her name. Her articles about Lake Ontario have run in numerous local and national publications and she has written seven books about the lake. She has a masters degree in fisheries science and has worked in Massachusetts and on the Chesapeake Bay. She currently sails on Little Sodus Bay aboard a 32 foot Chris Craft sloop, “Titania” and on a 38 foot Tancook schooner “Sara B”. Her latest book Twinkle Toes and the Riddle of the Lake for the young and young at heart is a blend of fiction and fact about Lake Ontario for 4th grade and up
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