This Thanksgiving article by May Irwin from 101 years ago was a lucky find! Turkey, gravy, cranberry sauce and pumpkin pie!
New research and the latest interpretations on topics abut the Rebellions/Patriot War, fought in the North Country and in Upper Canada . . .
Memories of life on Simcoe Island and the arrival of the new "Simcoe Islander II".
I knew a man who lived his entire life in Clayton. He was born, lived, and died in the same house. He said it was “his” village, and he wasn't too happy when the summer people came . . .
Happy 90th, Skippy. We go back awhile. Skippy, our cottages go back a lot further than 78 years, and I wondered if there might be an untold story here that could be created for you on this birthday. So, with the help of two Gananoque researchers . . .
The 'Singapore Trader' Carrying Christmas Decorations From Hong Kong to New York City Took an Unplanned Detour To Detroit That Came to an Abrupt End on Shoals Near Clayton, NY.
Cruising along, I am still lost in thoughts of tomorrow, afraid of failure, and of letting my family down. Suddenly, a fish hits the Pikie lure as I was right opposite Sugar Island.
The engine turned over but did not start. My Dad, getting annoyed, jumped aboard, brushed my sister to the leeward side of the boat, and went to start the engine. What happened next was like something out of a horror story.
The oldest of the lighthouses in the Thousand Islands, Tibbett’s Point was first built in 1827, and was so named because the 3-acre lighthouse site was once part of a 600-acre parcel of land granted to Capt. John Tibbett (or Tibbetts).
To explain how this book began, we must go back in time to the 1990s, Karen Killian had answered the call for volunteers to clean up the TI Museum's basement. While tidying up, she came across a box of torn, dirty, and musty old newspapers from NYC.
In August 1891, plans for the new chapel at Westminster were accepted and arrangements with the managers of the N. Y. Central and the Rome, Watertown & Ogdensburg railroads to transport the building materials at no charge were completed.
In 1922, when we published our first article about May Irwin and her illustrated newspaper columns, one mystery remained. Who was the artist who captured May Irwin's work? After much searching and research, long shots and dead ends, we have the answer!
What happens when one history buff meets another history buff on the internet? The world is not a better place, but certainly, both buffs are smiling!
Almost halfway across the width of Grindstone Island was the Lower Schoolhouse.
It wasn't unusual for him to be here in February, since the island was available for year-round use. He was heading for Sugar Island in 1951, when he set out from Gananoque on skis to cross the ice.
The Thousand Islands Railway (TIR) was a great boost to the factories of Gananoque, which had sprung up on both sides of the Gananoque River . . .
Now, here's the lowdown on Ella's salad dressing. She didn't share it with every Tom, Dick, and Harry, but she did give it to her friend, my mother Emily (1914 – 2004) . . .
With the help of all our Friends, we aim to raise the funds we need to Preserve Our Past and Build Our Future so that generations to come can continue to enjoy beautiful and historic Densmore Church. . .