I began my Letter From the Editor this month saying, "June, and this Editor is a happy camper! Why? There are over 20 communities in the Thousand Islands, and each one has come alive. Cottages are opening, marinas are filling each slip, and there are events going on everywhere."
Yes, the June issue of TI Life is also filled with information on Nature, History, Events, Books, and of course, not one but three Sudoku Puzzles!
James R. Miller, editor of "1000 Islands River Rats Now and Then" Facebook page, shared this one... I say - they grow big boats in the Thousand Islands, eh!
"Dishing It UP" with May Irwin – Her Lost Cooking Columns – By Karen Killian and Illustrated by Emily St. Marie
These articles may have been lost to time if they hadn’t been discovered and preserved by a chance meeting with Karen Killian. Karen has made it her personal mission to preserve the history of the 1000 Islands. . .
Letter From the Editor June 22, by Susan W. Smith
Special tribute to Dr. Richard Withington; sad loss - Dr. Art Pearson, Events: Half Moon Bay; Splash 22; Theodore the Tub Boat; Boat and Car Show; Clayton's Opera House; and Thousand Islands Playhouse 's 40th . . .
Spongy Moth Caterpillars Attack the Thousand Islands - by Chris Piering
Last year saw an infestation of Spongy Moth Caterpillars (formerly called Gypsy Moths). As we head into this summer, it's apparent that our latest plague has returned and is back in force, with massive numbers hatching out in our area, leaving us to wonder if we can stave off more damage to our trees . . .
Call the Dogs off the Lions - by Paul Hetzler
Why do we hate lions? For reasons beyond any logic that I can see, most Westerners have been brainwashed by the lawn-care industry to believe that dandelions are posies non grata in our landscapes . . .
James R. Miller recent photograph of Canadian Geese. These are in the Thousand Islands, but you can see the same image in hundreds of communities everywhere.
Memories of Our Little Bay on Grindstone Island – By Manley Rusho
Growing up on the little bay on the south side of Grindstone Island, where the Lower Town Landing is located, there were five boathouses that provided shelter from the west winds . . .
Crossing the Border - Not as complicated as it seems- By Janet Smith Staples
As part of Canada’s efforts to reduce the spread of Covid 19, the ArriveCAN app has been developed by Canada Border Patrol (CBP) and the Canada Public Health Agency (CPHA). There is also information about entering the USA by boat.
Why do turtles cross the road in the first place? – By Nikki Kempen, Turtles Kingston
Roads are one of the least safe places for turtles – road mortality is the second largest reason for turtle population loss – so why do we constantly find them there?
David Ivey shares his photo of his newborn turtle.
Meet S. Gerald Ingerson and his Woods – By Terra Bach
This is a story about a generous and humble man, S. Gerald Ingerson, who grew up lived, and raised his family in the Thousand Islands. . .
A New Role for an Old Punt - By Emily Holt
The old red punt was always a part of my memories of my summer home, Long Point, on Grindstone Island. Daddy (WDC Wright) bought the cottage in 1923 and it seems that the boat came with it . . .
David Ivey also shared a photo of the grown-up turtle!
Wreck of the Janet – by Richard Palmer
A voyage that started out as a pleasure cruise, to attend a regatta from Kington to Cape Vincent and French Creek (Clayton) on August 14, 1851, came to a tragic end when the yacht Janet overturned during a squall, drowning 17 women and two men
Another Interview with Thousand Islands Gilded Age author Susan G. Mathis – by Susan W. Smith
Good news for summer reading. Author Susan G. Mathis has published another novel about the Thousand Islands, and more specifically about the area of Calumet Island.
Sudoku Puzzles #110, #111, #112 - by Dan LeKander
Once again Dan LeKander provides you with a challenge - three puzzles this month. Good luck!
Marie-Anne Erki suggests that next time you reach for a rope be careful - it could be a snake!