The late Robert Malcomson was a leading expert on the War of 1812 and the Age of Sail on the Great Lakes. He wrote several acclaimed books, including Capital in Flames: The American Attack on York, 1813 and A Very Brilliant Affair: The Battle of Queenston Heights, 1812, and was well known for the battlefield tours he led of the battlefield at Queenston Heights for the Friends of Fort George.
Lords of the Lake: The Naval War on Lake Ontario, 1812-1814by Robert Malcomson, Donald E. Graves (Foreword by)
Of all the struggles that took place along the border between the United States and the British provinces in Canada during the War of 1812, the longest was the campaign for control of Lake Ontario. Because the armies depended on the lake for transportation and supply, its control was a key element in American invasion attempts and the defensive actions of the British. Both nations threw men and material into feverish efforts to build vessels that would gain mastery of the waterway. Unprecedented freshwater fleets were built in Kingston and Sackets Harbour and domination of the lake passed back and forth, but the contest was not won decisively by either side.
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This was extremely informative, and fits well with other books about the land battles.