Cottage Chairs

Nothing embodies the art of relaxation more than sliding back into a comfortable, wooden cottage chair, your favourite beverage resting on the wide armrest . . .

Volume 16, Issue 7, July 2021
Tom King

The Ship’s Cook

Meet Catherine Schmuck, who has cooked aboard 19 ships since starting in the early 1980’s . . .

Volume 16, Issue 7, July 2021
Wayne C. Strauss

Save The River's Kingfisher Septic Tank Monitoring Program

We all remember that Saturday morning when we voted, I think unanimously, that starting the Kingfisher Septic Tank Monitoring Program was not only a good thing to do, but that it was vital to the health of the River.

Volume 16, Issue 7, July 2021
John Peach

Memories from My Sketch Books

I'm sure people wondered who this guy wandering around town, snapping shots of all kinds of things, might be.

Volume 16, Issue 5, May 2021
Joel F. Charles

Winter North, Winter South

Leaving the River, no matter the season, is never easy for me . . . Then my pal, Brian Hudon, gave me the best of both worlds.

Volume 16, Issue 5, May 2021
Doug Tulloch & Brian Hudon

The Friends of Springfield House Complex Need Your Help!

The Springfield House Complex of historic buildings, in the Township of Leeds and the Thousand Islands, are in danger of being declared surplus and possibly sold.

Volume 16, Issue 5, May 2021
Brian R. Phillips and Glennda Olivier

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 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

Food for Thought!

My beginner's luck earned the reward of dinner for my family, followed by a trip to the E.R. . . .The romance nearly ended before it began.

Volume 16, Issue 3, March 2021
Martha Grimes

The Witch of Wellesley Island, Chapter 4: What Pete Forgot

The relief that Pete and Sarah felt, as they sped through the Narrows and away from incomprehensible peril, lasted about fifteen seconds. It ended abruptly when the hull of the boat impacted something unseen . . .

Patrick Metcalf

Wooden You Know...

As a card-carrying, registered tree hugger, I have long touted the benefits of trees...but satellites, shoes, tape? Way beyond toilet paper!

Volume 16, Issue 1, January 2021
Paul Hetzler

Santa Finds Fishers Landing

How on earth had a picture of my Dad. taken in 1944, found me on Christmas morning in Fishers Landing in 2020?

Volume 16, Issue 1, January 2021
Richard L. Withington

STR Reimagines Education

COVID-19 may have cancelled STRs On the Water and In the Schools programs... but not for long. See how they are reimaging education.

Volume 15, Issue 12, December 2020
John Peach & Lauren Eggelston

The Other Coast!

The number of times sailing= 57; Three-quarters of the time on Elk Lake and one-quarter on the Pacific Ocean. The number of times on our Zodiak = 24, always on the Pacific.

Volume 15, Issue 12, December 2020
Derek Innes

The Witch of Wellesley Island: Chapter 2, A Brush With Evil

“I’m going with you,” said Sarah. She didn’t want to, but she couldn’t manage Pete’s chronic adventurism by staying behind at the boat. She would chaperon this interaction between her brother and his own wild imagination.

Patrick Metcalf

Seven Business Lessons in "Bristol Fashion"

“Bristol Fashion” – A phrase meaning in good and seamanlike order with reference to the condition of a ship.

Volume 15, Issue 11, November 2020
Joshua Todd

The Witch of Wellesley Island - Chapter 1: The Scream

She took a deep breath and resolved to do her best to keep him out of trouble. They shared the same birthday, but she was the big sister.

Patrick Metcalf