TI Life for June is now online, enjoy

Time to take a rest and visit TI Life for the June 2024 issue. Filled with important news, a special tribute to a father – on Father’s Day – and lots of stories that you’ve never heard!  Enjoy and stay safe.

June Issue: www.thousandislandslife.com

From the Editor – by Susan W. Smith
Thanks for the great weather and important Blind Bay news from TILT. Please read that article and take action - also Canadian Federal Capital Gains Tax laws may affect you. Get important links.

Chris Murray captures a starry night . . .

Public Meeting – by Jake Tibbles
Dates have now been set for a public hearings for the new facility CBP wishes to build along the St. Lawrence River in Blind Bay.

“Wanna Be Islands” – by Larry Asam
The crystal-clear waters of early spring provide an excellent opportunity to view some “Wanna Be Islands” (shoals) in the St. Lawrence River.

Every Barn Has One – by Manley L. Rusho
Every barn has one, some have two. What I am describing is a barn gutter, a place for cows to dispose of their digested hay or grain.

Tom King pays tribute to his father and we thank all fathers for their unique gifts.

Preserving My Father’s Legacy, One Photograph at a Time – by Tom King
As Dad entered his twilight years, the passion for photography slowly faded away and his enormous collection of slides began to collect dust on boxes piled high in the basement . . .

Amazing Links to the Thousand Islands - Even Murder – by Steve Krask
A simple email brought back memories of my research into Batterman's Point and the mysterious death of Winnie Bird in far-off Switzerland . . . Steve Krask gives us new information and we are honoured to share it now.

The perfect Tipsy Goat – By Susan W. Smith
Perfect for a summer outing, a cup of coffee, a cold beer, or even a glass of wine. Perfect as you’re not fighting the traffic or traffic lights of a big city – but rather, you’ve discovered The Tipsy Goat in Lansdowne, ON, just a few minutes north of the 401 at exit #659, in the Thousand Islands.

The Story of the Miss St. Lawrence – by Tom Frauenheim
As the era of steamboats died out, a new breed of fast, sleek, boats powered by gasoline engines rose to take their place. This is the story of one such boat that still plies the waters that bears her name: Miss St. Lawrence.

"Miss St. Lawrence" on the River

The Revenue Cutter “Salmon P. Chase” – by Richard Palmer
Research about the Salmon P. Chase, a Revenue Cutter built to ply the Northern Lakes to prevent smuggling from Canada in 1965.

Whaleboats in the Islands – by Jerry Knitis
After years of dedicated research and exploration, I have successfully charted the most plausible path that Major Rogers' expedition might have taken through the Thousand Islands. It has been a fascinating and challenging quest.

Finding Peace in Nature: The Path to Mental Well-Being – by Bridgett McCann
“Have you reached nirvana yet?” my family and friends often joke, acknowledging the tranquility that nature offers.

Suduko Puzzles, #201-#204 – by Dan LeKander
Those of us who have (or haven't) solved the puzzles can take a big bow . . .

Roscoe Episode 8: Roscoe and the Invasion of the River Rats – by Sarah Bodine
On one such hot afternoon, Roscoe was lounging on the ledge beside his exercise rock, just inside the mouth of his cave, alternately reading boying adventure magazines and dozing, when heavy raindrops startled him awake . . .

Marie Anne Erki, our Kingston illustrator, caught all that is necessary for a lovely summer evening!

Call for Recipes – 1000 Islands
This month Glennis Newton took up the challenge of our Call for Recipes. Hers is an adaptation of a delicious Mojito-Sangria.

Don’t forget to comment, or send comments to me directly. We love them!

Susan W. Smith, Editor, Info@thousandislandslife.