Typing the word August is daunting, as September & October are not far behind. But let's not get ahead of ourselves. Sit back, pour your favourite and enjoy our August issue of TI Life: https://thousandislandslife.com/
News in August, from the Editor, by Susan W. Smith
Lots of news this month: Canadian border opens; Poker Run; Web Sites to Explore, Business assistance, Coast Guard news and beautiful photographs.
Storm over Fort Wallace July 13th 2021, by Melanie Hertzog
Wild Goose – a 1915 40-foot Hutchinson Commuter, by Rick Casali
The Wild Goose served the Dodge’s as a source of beauty, great pleasure, and practical River transport for over 80 years, and carried members of the family and their guests to many events ranging from births and weddings, to picnics, river tours, and funerals . . .
Meet Alan Goldstein, Photographer, by Susan W. Smith
Cape Vincent to Texas, to Virginia, and right back to Watertown and Potsdam NY. Sometimes making a mistake has its advantages and meeting Alan Goldstein is one of them . . .
The One and Only Theodore, by Patty Mondore
But then, the unthinkable happened! Just a day before he was to pass through Alexandria Bay and Clayton, it was announced that Theodore would make an impromptu stop in Gananoque and would therefore not be going through the main US channel after all . . .
"Pardon Me", by David Kunz and Bill Simpson, Book Review, by Susan W. Smith
Lyon built her; Lock never used her; Beck ran the hell out of her; Lewis just donated her . . .
“River bRat,” Book Review and Excerpts, by Susan W. Smith
“It was during these years that I became known alternately as Carrot Top and Fire Dome. My flaming red hair came from my Great Grandma Putnam . . .”
“Algonquin Legacy”, by Rick Revelle
As we left the teepee, I hesitated for a quick moment to let my eyes adjust to the brilliant sunlight. This pause was all the excuse my guard needed to whack the back of my legs with his spear . . .
Lori Wilson Arnot shared this special photograph with us for August and summer 2021
“Leaving French Creek Bay”, Book Signing by Thomas K. Hunt
"I Got Lost in a Dream" and "I Remember", two poems from "Leaving French Creek Bay". . .
The Tumultuous Origins of the Gananoque Water Power Company, by Paul Coté
This largely forgotten story began in the 1830s, but not in Gananoque, as one would expect. It began with Richard Coleman Sr. in what is now a quiet rural community called Lyn . . .
History Lesson on Permaculture, an essay by Charles Brabant
Let’s take a short look back in time and work our way to the present, just to gain some perspective. 10,000 years ago, we began our transition from a nomadic way . . .
Slacking Off, by Marilyn Neulieb
I’m plopping down in the backyard on this tan canvas hammock, dropping my head on the built-in pillow and doing absolutely, positively nothing . . .
Sherry Tanny sent this amazing photograph. Wish summer would never end, right?
Blue Beaches, by John Peach
Several years ago, I noticed a blue color appearing on our Thousand Islands beaches and rocky shorelines that had not been there in the past . . .
Les Corbin’s Famous Photo of the Ice Punt, by Manley Rusho
There is an old photo taken by Les Corbin in 1946 of a small wooden boat in the icy river with six men in it - just as it is leaving the Clayton Docks . . .
Sudoku Puzzles 89, & 88 is a Doozy, by Dan LeKander
The other day I was thinking about this puzzle, trying to find the right word to describe this clue. Somehow the word “doozy” came to mind . . .
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Please, enjoy our August issue of Thousand Islands Life Magazine.
Susan W. Smith