Story, long told with apparent authority, becomes the grist for myth, and myth becomes legend. Legend spiced with a modicum of truth, lasts. ANNA has taken on all these monikers and survived well.
Crossover Island is located a bare 1/5th of a mile south of the border, close to the point where the shipping channel crosses the international boundary. The lighthouse was needed to safely guide ships through the cluster of shoals and islands . . .
The upper school house (District #15) was built at the corner of Base Line Road and Cross Island Road, to serve the children at the upper end of Grindstone Island . . .
In 2002, Westminster Park Residents Randy and Mary Hannah Arnot envisioned a chapel for Westminster Park and the greater River community . . .
“No, you got a deal,” said Jack Johnson, laughing, taking the man’s hand, feeling the spittle. “I got robbed Marv. You took advantage of this poor boy from Wolfe Island. I can’t feed my family on this.”
Author Richard Palmer shares "Schooner Days Project". with C.H.J. Snider's history of the Schooner "Picton" . . .
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.
Zipper was donated to the Antique Boat Museum by the family that owned and operated the Stroh Brewery. She was donated on the condition that Zipper be commissioned and cruised, and not sit inside the museum among the various collections that the ABM exhibits.
Marking the largely submerged rock formation known as Bush Island, Sunken Rock is a little workhorse of a lighthouse built in 1847, and still in service today.
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.
Born Frances Thompson, “Meema” inherited Ragnavok Island in Chippewa Bay, which had been purchased by her parents in 1889.
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,
My Great Aunt, Margaret Elizabeth Griffin, was the third youngest of the eight children. . .
"Red Jacket," A Canadian Sailing Legend Comes to Kingston. Peter Milligan, her most recent owner, donated her to the Marine Museum of the Great Lakes at Kingston.
A story about the 98th birthday of a statesman who is the only living American who to have served in all three branches of the US Federal government – remarkably, he is one of only 45 men in US history to have achieved that distinction!
While the events attracted spectators, the camp itself was a curiosity, as interesting as a circus or Wild West show.
“Hi, I’m Mark from there” (pointing at Dumfounder). And at that moment, my 30-year friendship with Mark Ellis, long-time River Rat, esteemed yacht designer, and father of the Limestone began.
Jacob Hays of Round Island was born into an esteemed New York City family. Unlike many of the self-made millionaires who came to the Thousa