Essay

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

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.

STORIES+
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.

STORIES+
Patrick Metcalf

Everything You Need is Already Here...

...We were walking around the back of the island, sister, cousin, dog, and me, when Georgia rolled her left ankle on the uneven path.

Volume 15, Issue 10, October 2020
Patricia Carpenter

A COVID-19 Convocation

We began to plan a special event to honour Ben and Jonathan’s successful completion of their respective Masters degrees as a surprise to them

Volume 15, Issue 8, August 2020
Carolyn Pratt

Adjusting to River Time

As it all slows down, I start to measure time in sunrises and sunsets, in breakfasts and lunches and dinners...

Volume 15, Issue 7, July 2020
Patrick Metcalf

The Reality of COVID-19, an Essay

The reality of the tragedies that our friends and readers are enduring precludes writing anything humorous. Surely, there

Volume 15, Issue 5, May 2020
Richard L. Withington

The River in 2020

Once in a while, we think of a place that we like to visit or perhaps find a place to spend a vacation or purchase a summer home.

Volume 15, Issue 5, May 2020
Janet Guerrero D’Alessandro