It was the magazine’s “Fort Lauderdale Boat Show Special” issue with pricey advertisements and stories about multi-multi-multimillion-dollar yachts...
At the time of his death in 1891, Phat Boy, Edward Fredrick Babbage of Rochester, NY, age 51, was regarded as the best tour guide on the St. Lawrence River.
38 passengers aboard Miss St. Lawrence II, thoroughly enjoying their cruise and eagerly anticipated the upcoming stop at the world-renowned Boldt Castle. The date was August 27, 1934.
As I troll through the newspaper archives I see that dogs and the River has been a tradition for over a hundred years.
Locally, John Berry was known as an “ardent Patriot,” and he was regarded as a strong supporter of Republican causes.
Have you ever wondered about Mary Island and the canal that separates it from Wellesley Island?
Stephen Shay, a talented craftsman turns out wooden folk-art pieces under the name, “The Wood Shepherd,” in homage to his past career as a Christian clergyman.
Islanders at the turn of the century didn’t wait until Halloween to enjoy ghosts. Ghost parties and ghost dances were popular...
I have heard that the only difference between a rut and a grave is their dimensions. This may be overstating things a bit, but we definitely fell ...
The Upper Canada Migratory Bird Sanctuary is an oddity of history, its nine thousand hectares of field, wetland, and uplands established on land reclaimed through unique circumstances.
Minna Anthony Common spent nearly all of here summers surrounded by its beauty as the foundation for her life's work.
Before August 1st, 1929, Grenell Island was dark at night. Imagine a world lit by lamplight.
Spectacle Shoal and Red Horse Rock were among nine lighthouses established in 1856 when the government decided that lighting the Canadian Thousand Islands was a priority.
Recounting the memoirs of Thomas Comstock, known as Tom, a well-known oarsman from Alexandria Bay.
The St Lawrence, in its transformation from River to “Seaway”, took on a tone of indifference, of corporate and bureaucratic efficiency, with decisions made at a distance and on a scale far...
According to the abstract of title pertaining to our lots, Lot 214, where our cottage is sited, was leased by Capt. Brown from the Thousand Island Camp Meeting Association on June 26, 1909.
From the very beginning, Cliff House was a mystery. The Cliff House became a curiosity. Islanders from far and near flocked to the deserted hotel to wander through the furnished rooms.
"Being good at planning murders is not what you dream of becoming one day as a child,” Maggie said. “I guess it was the Nancy Drew effect,..