Essay

"Doing Something Small for Others . . ."

This summer I wrote a post thinking it would be nice not to go out in the early morning alone and it would be nice to share with people who may not have had this opportunity before.

Volume 16, Issue 10, October 2021
Doug Tulloch & Brian Hudon

Reflections

Doug McKenzie pays tribute to Ian Coristine's photograph as our way of saying thanks to Ian and his love of the Thousand Islands

Volume 16, Issue 10, October 2021
Doug McKenzie

A Farewell from Alaina Young

Winding through the woods, I looked for a rock marker to let me know where to turn and find my cottage . . .

Volume 16, Issue 10, October 2021
Alaina Young

History Lesson on Permaculture, an essay

Let’s take a short look back in time and work our way to the present, just to gain some perspective. 10,000 years ago we began our transition from a nomadic way . . .

Volume 16, Issue 8, August 2021
George Brabant

Slacking Off

I’m plopping down in the backyard on this tan canvas hammock, dropping my head on the built-in pillow and doing absolutely, positively nothing.

Volume 16, Issue 8, August 2021
Marilyn K. Neulieb

Blue Beaches

Several years ago, I noticed a blue color appearing on our Thousand Islands beaches and rocky shorelines that had not been there in the past.

Volume 16, Issue 8, August 2021
John Peach

Les Corbin’s Famous Photo of the Ice Punt

There is an old photo taken by Les Corbin in 1946 of a small wooden boat in the icy river with six men in it - just as it is leaving the Clayton Docks . . .

Volume 16, Issue 8, August 2021
Manley L. Rusho

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 . . .

STORIES+
Patrick Metcalf