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It was always my dream to take a piece of the river home with me in the fall to help me savor my island world until I could return in the spring. Last fall, I did just that.
At the time of his death in 1891, Phat Boy, Edward Fredrick Babbage of Rochester, NY, age 51, was regarded as the best tour guide on the St. Lawrence River.
As I troll through the newspaper archives I see that dogs and the River has been a tradition for over a hundred years.
Islanders at the turn of the century didn’t wait until Halloween to enjoy ghosts. Ghost parties and ghost dances were popular...
She was the talk of Grenell Island—Murray Isle too. “Did you see the new set of ducklings? One of them is white.” Well, in all honesty, she
Before August 1st, 1929, Grenell Island was dark at night. Imagine a world lit by lamplight.
Sequels are the bread and butter of Hollywood, so Mother Nature decided to jump on the bandwagon and create a sequel of her own. High Water once again...
I love South Bay! It was the first section of the River I explored my first year on the island back in 1975.
From the very beginning, Cliff House was a mystery. The Cliff House became a curiosity. Islanders from far and near flocked to the deserted hotel to wander through the furnished rooms.
What better way to start a day on the island than with a row in a St. Lawrence River Skiff?
It goes something like this. Back in the mid-18th century, two Irish girls were given the choice to either marry or become nuns.
A description of living in the Thousand Islands for only one week, or as an almost-permanent islander... What kind of Islander are you?
Description of parties as far back as 1899 on Grenell Island in the Thousand Islands. Dances (Hops) were even more popular then!
Even fifty years ago, the need for a sheriff seemed laughable. In her July 1965 Thousand Islands Sun column, Grenell Island correspondent...
The River teaches us lessons and I learned mine one night while ki-YAKKING - thankfully without catastrophie
Sometime in August — just as the summer season is coming to a close — five River women set aside a day just for themselves alone on the River.
Island life can be, well…insular. So, when Billie Jo of Murray Isle proposed an annual event that would allow area islanders to get together and meet each other, I immediately agreed. The event—The Friendship Cup
In the 1960s, the Beach Boys were crooning about California Girls. But in the late 19th century, a young man’s thoughts of summer romance was focused on the Summer Girl.