What is on your calendar this summer? The borders are open, so plan a day trip across the River. Find some of those places you know are there, but you have never ventured. After three years of staying low, it is time to take advantage of good weather and adventures just waiting for you and your family to arrive. Check out our Events Calendar throughout the summer, and as important the calendars for each of your communities. Let us know what you discover.
June issue is now online - Thousand Islands Life Magazine
From the Editor – by Susan W. Smith
Smoke, fog, Blind Bay, and photographs, photographs, and more photographs. Yes, Summer 2023 is not coming, it is here! Enjoy and stay safe.
“Smokey Rock Island Lighthouse” by Andy Kane, June 7, 2023
A Requiem for Silenced Waters . . . – by Craig Stevenson
The story of these rocks is part of a broader saga of a geophysical feature transformed suddenly in mid-twentieth century North America. The Long Sault Rapids were timeless, until their time stopped.
Photographing Loons – by Larry Asam
Climbing into my old Lyman outboard at dawn with my dog Luna is a wonderful way to start the day. Amazingly, Luna settles down and does not seem to scare the birds away. . .
Memories of my Grandmother Dano – by Manley L. Rusho
My Grandmother Ordelia Graham Dano was my maternal grandmother and the mother of 12 children. Her home was a small, two-story wooden home, complete with two stoves . . .
Brianna Rowlee shared her great blue heron with TI Life. It was taken on Memorial Day in the wetlands.
"La Duchesse" – by Rick Casali
The Antique Boat Museum (ABM) in Clayton, NY, has many interesting and varied vessels in their extensive collection. Perhaps the most unusual, and the largest, is "La Duchesse" . . .
They Made & Make Gananoque More Beautiful – by Joan MacKinnon, with an invitation by Elaine Davidson
Ever wonder who started Making Gananoque More Beautiful? Joan MacKinnon gives us the history and Elaine Davidson invites us on the 2023 tour.
Past Meets Present at The 1000 Islands History Museum – by Julie Woods
"Eyes on the Skies" and the "Summer Gala at Signature Stable" makes for an exciting summer at the 1000 Islands History Museum.
Debbie Mcdonald shared on 1000 Islands River Rats Now and Then Facebook, her photo saying . . . "Today on the River!! Always great to see!"
Vesper Flights, a collection of essays by Helen Macdonald (Grove Press) – by John Swift
Helen Macdonald brings an intensity to each of these 41 essays that explains why she is, in the words of her publisher, “one of [our nation’s] most important nature writers.
Barbara Gold shared her watercolour painting on Debbie Mcdonald's post saying, "Just painted her at the cottage last week, but changed her hull to green." Both posts remind us that the River traffic we love to see, is back!
"USS Superior" Celebrates the End of the War of 1812 – by Richard Palmer
News of the end of the war was slow to reach Sackets Harbor. But when it did, it was a cause for celebration.
Sudoku Puzzles #153-#156 – by Dan LeKander
Here comes summer and "4 fun" Sudoku puzzles to solve when you are not fishing, snorkeling, boating, water skiing, hiking, canoeing & exploring.
Enjoy, send comments, and do stay safe!
Susan W. Smith, firstname.lastname@example.org
Sue Hatfield catches three deer crossing to Wellesley Island. Lots of likes (over 800) and lots of comments such as Dorian Ladd saying, "Pretty bad when even the deer avoid getting E-ZPass."