About the Author
''Being born and raised in the Niagara Frontier, I grew up on the Upper Niagara River and spent my formative years as a 'river rat', not in awe, but in fear of the mighty Cataract, viewing it as a threat to my Upper river escapades. More than once, we barely escaped the swift current while tubing down the river or fishing Navy Island in a rubber raft.
The Falls was to be avoided at all costs. That perspective changed the first time I went down into the gorge below the Falls (during summer of course -- I wasn't as crazy as the 'boys' were to go in winter). There, like Saul on the road to Damascus, I was overcome by the wonder of the river and consumed by the mystery of it.
Focused on raising a family in Niagara, I wrote for myself over the years. This story, now I give to you. I hope you enjoy reading it as much as I have in writing it.''--dk LeVick