William Gray's family has been summering and boating on Muskoka's Lake Joseph for over a century. Gray has written on several diverse subjects but has always had a particular interest in the history of Muskoka and especially that of its wooden launches. His previous books include Lake Joseph 1860-1910, The Boatbuilders of Muskoka (with A.H. Duke), and Soldiers of the King: The Upper Canadian Militia 1812-1815.
Timothy Du Vernet is a well-known freelance photographer on the Muskoka Lakes and is the photographic editor of Classic Boat magazine. He has a long association with the Antique and Classic Boat Society.