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TI Life Happenings in Feb '21

Winter photographs, Polar Dip 2021, things to do near Brockville, and remembering Ian Coristine . . .

Volume 16, Issue 2, February 2021
Susan W. Smith

Paddling in the Thousand Islands

Sketches of early canoes don't look like canoes at all. To me, the vessels they were using looked like kayaks and very skinny sailboats. Canoes were often referred to as “the poor man’s yacht."

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Lynn E. McElfresh

Emily Wright Holt Remembers

This winter, Emily Wright Holt, who has a 95th birthday this year, she started to record some of the stories from her past, and we, the readers of TI Life, get to listen in!

Volume 16, Issue 2, February 2021
Emily Wright Holt

The Little Red Punt

They are the old-fashioned, small, now often overlooked, boats that generations of River people have relied on for transportation—or just for fun.

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Tom Robbins with illustrations by Sarah Coate

My First Boat Sank!

Yes, I found the perfect boat for sailing among the Thousand Islands. An old mariner once said, “Sailing these boats is better than dreaming.”

Volume 16, Issue 2, February 2021
Robert Charron

Shawn McDonald Blance, Photographer

I met Shawn this past December, when he entered our TI Life Photo Contest. Luckily for me, Shawn sent far too many photos to enter ... I had better find out more about this photographer,” I said.

Volume 16, Issue 2, February 2021
Susan W. Smith

Frank H. Taylor: Harper's Weekly Special Artist on Tour

Frank H. Taylor, Harper’s Weekly's "special artist" accompanied former president Ulysses S. Grant, General Philip H. Sheridan and their wives to Florida, Cuba, and Mexico in 1880.

Volume 16, Issue 2, February 2021
Nancy Gustke

Short-eared Owl Invasion Winter 20-21

This winter a significant number of this nomadic owl species have found a winter residence in our region.

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Gerry Smith

An Occasional Nip Does Some Good

A friend who once worked nights in a resort bar was asked by a patron where to find “weed.”

Volume 16, Issue 2, February 2021
Paul Hetzler

"Bigger is Better"

TILT's Founder, Ken Deedy, once said that “when it comes to preserving habitat, the rule of thumb is ‘bigger is better.'"

Volume 16, Issue 2, February 2021
Aliana Young

Save The River’s 2021 Friends of the River Award

Every winter Save The River awards its Friends of the River Award to people who have made significant contributions. This year's recipients were Susie Smith and STR teachers

Volume 16, Issue 2, February 2021
John Peach

Sudoku #75 & #76

A special treat awaits you this month. The “Clueless?” series continues, challenging you to think outside the box!

Volume 16, Issue 2, February 2021
Dan LeKander