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From the Editor, February 2024

Winter is here, really! Be sure to see our special memorial tributes, the list of 20+ authors, bird count, call for recipes and winter photographs.

Volume 19, Issue 2, February 2024
Susan W. Smith

“Miss Scarlett” - a 1929 52-Foot Motor Yacht from the Roaring 20’s

For two years, I have wanted to write an article for my column on the 52-foot motor yacht "Miss Scarlett". Thanks to owner Rob Reddick, my bucket list wish came true last fall.

Volume 19, Issue 2, February 2024
Rick Casali

Driving On Ice

Ssshhhh!! Don’t tell anyone! Especially not my Mother! We were teenagers and figured that we were sneaky enough that no one would ever notice. (uh huh, right – you believe me, don’t you?!)

Volume 19, Issue 2, February 2024
Sarah Telfer

Air Boat Trip to The Gananoque Shooting Club

Date: January 1966: From Clayton, NY, to Grindstone Island on the ice was about a 15 minute drive under good conditions.

Volume 19, Issue 2, February 2024
Manley L. Rusho

Episode 2: How Roscoe Fish Got His Name (Part l)

Roscoe’s story began in a place far away from the Thousand Islands. His parents were not St Lawrence River fish at all. He was spawned in the pristine waters of the Willowemoc River in upper New York State, near Trout Town, USA . . .

Volume 19, Issue 2, February 2024
Sarah Bodine

My ‘Wanderful’ Journey

When we lived here the first time, Brian and I were Macsherry Trail Steward volunteers. It was awesome! Our “job” was to hike the trail on a fairly regular basis . . .

Volume 19, Issue 2, February 2024
Kate Breheny

A Bird in the Hand

I was paddling back to shore after a lovely morning kayak ride. I was not too far from home when I noticed a strange splashing motion in the water a little way downstream.

Volume 19, Issue 2, February 2024
Patty Mondore

Duped: We Thought We Knew Seagulls!

I dislike hordes of seagulls as much as anyone. When my partner, JBJ, and I went to see a movie in Kingston last summer, we were accosted and disgusted by dozens of seagulls in the parking lot . . .

Volume 19, Issue 2, February 2024
Raymond S. Pfeiffer

K9 Weekend at the Island

It is Sunday night, and I’m wondering why my masters would leave such a paradise, after this fabulous weekend? It was my very the first time in a boat . . .

Volume 19, Issue 2, February 2024
Jean-Marie St. Georges for Enzo

The St. Lawrence Valley Primitive Snowshoe Biathlon

Each year, on the first weekend in March, the Fort La Presentation Association hosts a Primitive Snowshoe Biathlon where participants snowshoe along a 1½ mile trail through the woods.

Volume 19, Issue 2, February 2024
Dallas Robinson

Sudoku Puzzles #185, #186, #187, & #188

This is a good time of year to have a fun Sudoku experience. Forget your distractions and focus on these 4 puzzles.

Volume 19, Issue 2, February 2024
Dan LeKander