Current

TI Life News in April 2021

Is the water high? Is the water low? See the water levels plotted by the International Joint Commission on Lake Ontario. Lake St. Lawrence, Lake St. Louis and the Montreal Harbour. Also, see how you can help TI Life.

Volume 16, Issue 4, April 2021
Susan W. Smith

Broad-winged Hawks Return!

The last ten days of April and the first week of May can produce large passages of northbound hawks through our region.

Volume 16, Issue 4, April 2021
Gerry Smith

Border Crossing Dilemma

There have been pleas from many individuals urging politicians to establish a special category for property owners, to allow them to cross the border before July 1st, subject to proof of vaccination, and their agreement to comply with local Covid requirements.

Volume 16, Issue 4, April 2021
Bob Anderson

Food for Thought! Part II

Destiny brought us back to the River after a little over a year, and life resumed as it had been before the great adventure. . .

Volume 16, Issue 4, April 2021
Martha Grimes

Part I: Grandmothers—And Great Aunts—of the Thousand Islands: Frances “Meema” Thompson

Born Frances Thompson, “Meema” inherited Ragnavok Island in Chippewa Bay, which had been purchased by her parents in 1889.

Volume 16, Issue 4, April 2021
Callie (Caroline) Quarrier & Hugh Quarrier

Part II: Grandmothers—And Great Aunts—of the Thousand Islands: Caroline Post Wright

Our grandmother, Caroline Wright, was known for many things, but on the St. Lawrence River she could always be identified by her signature white sailor’s cap,

Volume 16, Issue 4, April 2021
Tom Robbins, illustrated by Sarah Coate

Part III: Grandmothers—And Great Aunts—of the Thousand Island: Great Aunt Margaret Griffin

My Great Aunt, Margaret Elizabeth Griffin, was the third youngest of the eight children. . .

Volume 16, Issue 4, April 2021
John Kunz

Finding Aquatic Nuisance Species!

Watercraft Inspection Stewards serve as a front-line defense against aquatic invasive species such as Hydrilla, Eurasian Water Milfoil, and Zebra Mussels. Aquatic invasive species that are transported by vessels . . .

Volume 16, Issue 4, April 2021
Aliana Young & Brittney Rogers

Voyageurs Come to Visit

Modern-day voyageurs were looking for places to camp overnight along their way, so I offered our property here on Ash Island

Volume 16, Issue 4, April 2021
Nora Detlor

John Nalon – Gananoque’s “Mr. History”

Forty years at the helm of the Historical Society – four to six meetings, and two newsletters per year. That’s 180 meetings, and 145 guest speakers . . . all thanks to John Nalon.

Volume 16, Issue 4, April 2021
Paul Scott

"Red Jacket" Comes to Kingston

"Red Jacket," A Canadian Sailing Legend Comes to Kingston. Peter Milligan, her most recent owner, donated her to the Marine Museum of the Great Lakes at Kingston.

Volume 16, Issue 4, April 2021
Robert Mazza

Judge, Senator, Civil Servant, and Attorney – One of Just 45 in US History

A story about the 98th birthday of a statesman who is the only living American who to have served in all three branches of the US Federal government – remarkably, he is one of only 45 men in US history to have achieved that distinction!

Volume 16, Issue 4, April 2021
Cary R. Brick

Artists & the Pandemic: Before the Summer Show

Artists found unforeseen benefits in the pandemic . . . Although their Before the Summer show is cancelled their artwork is available for all to see.

Volume 16, Issue 4, April 2021
Martha Stroud

Sudoku Puzzles #70 & #80

Get your Sudoku hat, hot cup of coffee and a sharp pencil ready for the April Sudoku puzzles.

Volume 16, Issue 4, April 2021
Dan LeKander

The Witch of Wellesley Island, Chapter 5: Unlucky Penny

The police officer who answered Sarah's phone call was surprisingly dismissive, especially considering the fact that there was an active missing person’s case focusing on approximately the same area where Pete and Sarah had heard . . .

Volume 16, Issue 4, April 2021
Patrick Metcalf