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President Chester Arthur visits the Thousand Islands and Staples Island

While President Chester A. Arthur came to the Thousand Islands. In "A Summer at Thousand Island House", the President was instrumental in . . .

Volume 18, Issue 7, July 2023
Susan G. Mathis

The Thousand Island Park Great Fire of 1912 Heroes

The summer of 1910 was unseasonably hot and dry, and the population of TI Park had grown to about 12,000. The area was primed for trouble, and that summer, three major fires nearly destroyed the Park.

Volume 18, Issue 3, March 2023
Susan G. Mathis

Colleen's Confession, by Susan G. Mathis

Set in summer 1914, Colleen Sullivan conceals her secrets when she joins her aunt on Comfort Island, to work in the laundry and await her be

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Alson Skinner Clark and about "Colleen’s Confession"

American Impressionist artist, muralist, and photographer, Alson Skinner Clark is most remembered for his beautiful landscapes that often sell for tens of thousands of dollars.

Volume 16, Issue 11, November 2021
Susan G. Mathis

Casa Blanca, the setting for "Reagan's Reward"

Casa Blanca is one of the most well-preserved Gilded Age cottages along “Millionaire’s Row” in the Thousand Islands and the setting for my latest novella, "Reagan's Reward."

Volume 16, Issue 1, January 2021
Susan G. Mathis

The Thousand Islands on a Thousand Bucket Lists

Scores of folks have added a visit to the area to their bucket lists because they’ve been introduced to the majesty and wonder, we River Rats get to enjoy regularly...

Volume 15, Issue 6, June 2020
Susan G. Mathis

Sara’s Surprise, a new book by Susan G Mathis

When Sara becomes the assistant pastry chef, her boss abuses her in lots of ways, as was all-too common in 1873. Women had no recourse and often feared ...

Volume 14, Issue 11, November 2019
Susan G. Mathis

Katelyn's Choice, by Susan G. Mathis

Here are three excerpts from "Katelyn’s Choice", the first in the Thousand Island Gilded Age series by Susan G. Mathis.

Volume 14, Issue 4, April 2019
Susan G. Mathis