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Our Seaway Has Many Heroes

Two other major supporters have been forgotten – President Calvin Coolidge and then - Senator John F. Kennedy also played important roles in seeking Congressional approval for US Seaway construction, nearly three decades apart.

Volume 19, Issue 3, March 2024
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Call for Recipes: the Mixologist’s Favorite Cold Beer Accompaniment

The “guru” suggests that this treat is enjoyed to the fullest with a cadre of highly excitable friends, while watching highly competitive baseball, football, hockey, or basketball on the establishment’s 72-inch screen . . .

Volume 19, Issue 3, March 2024
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Clayton's Premier "Citizen of the Year"

I knew a man who lived his entire life in Clayton. He was born, lived, and died in the same house. He said it was “his” village, and he wasn't too happy when the summer people came . . .

Volume 18, Issue 11, November 2023
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The Singapore Trader's Voyage ends on Shoal Near Clayton

The 'Singapore Trader' Carrying Christmas Decorations From Hong Kong to New York City Took an Unplanned Detour To Detroit That Came to an Abrupt End on Shoals Near Clayton, NY.

Volume 18, Issue 10, October 2023
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The "Other" Thousand Island Dressing

Now, here's the lowdown on Ella's salad dressing. She didn't share it with every Tom, Dick, and Harry, but she did give it to her friend, my mother Emily (1914 – 2004) . . .

Volume 18, Issue 9, September 2023
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More than Passing Ships

The Seaway is more than ships passing through the Thousand Islands. It is a powerful economic engine for 110 ports in eight US States and two Canadian Province.

'Volume 18, Issue 8, August 2023
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Projected Seaway Season 2022

What about the 2022 season? That depends on what is happening in Ukraine. Think grain and more grain.

Volume 17, Issue 4, April 2022
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Judge, Senator, Civil Servant, and Attorney – One of Just 45 in US History

A story about the 98th birthday of a statesman who is the only living American who to have served in all three branches of the US Federal government – remarkably, he is one of only 45 men in US history to have achieved that distinction!

Volume 16, Issue 4, April 2021
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More than a $tamp on an Envelope...

Folklore, Stamp collecting, a 1915 Classic Hutchinson, and… You Might Have a Pot of Canadian Seaway Gold in Your Attic!

Volume 15, Issue 8, August 2020
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Centennial of a St. Lawrence Icon

Robert McEwen began his career as a county lawyer. He went on to represent the North County in the NY State Senate and the US House of Representatives for nearly all his adult life.

Volume 15, Issue 4, April 2020
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Nashville Airport's Look at Two $$$ Boats and Remembering Powers’ Guide Boat from Round Island!

It was the magazine’s “Fort Lauderdale Boat Show Special” issue with pricey advertisements and stories about multi-multi-multimillion-dollar yachts...

Volume 15, Issue 1, January 2020
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Where Memories Are Made

Judges can perform marriages. Some do, some wont. The Chief Judge of the State of New York certified me to perform marriages anywhere in the State after I left the Courtroom.

Volume 14, Issue 11, November 2019
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1,431,000 Texans: Small World Stories

In looking at the magazine a familiar picture caught my eye. It looked like the Boldt Castle Power House! Huh? YES, it was! More...

Volume 14, Issue 9, September 2019
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A Stroll To Reinman’s Newsstand on Clayton’s Memory Lane

Remembering Reinman's Newsstand in Clayton, NY.

Volume 14, Issue 1, January 2019
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