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
Sallie was the very definition of a blonde bombshell. Tall, shapely, blessed with thick waves of long blonde hair, and striking blue eyes that mirrored the color of the River on a perfect summer’s day.
We discovered a little more of Minna Anthony Common's fascinating story that ends up circling back to the Thousand Islands of today!
One of the most popular dive sites on the St. Lawrence River is the remains of the sunken schooner A.E. Vickery, off Rock Island Light near Clayton.
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.
Sketches of early canoes don't look like canoes at all. To me, the vessels they were using looked like kayaks and very skinny sailboats. Canoes were often referred to as “the poor man’s yacht."
This winter, Emily Wright Holt, who has a 95th birthday this year, she started to record some of the stories from her past, and we, the readers of TI Life, get to listen in!
They are the old-fashioned, small, now often overlooked, boats that generations of River people have relied on for transportation—or just for fun.
Frank H. Taylor, Harper’s Weekly's "special artist" accompanied former president Ulysses S. Grant, General Philip H. Sheridan and their wives to Florida, Cuba, and Mexico in 1880.
In 1883, this tract of land, known as Delaney's Point, looked very different than it does today. Decades before, loggers ...
I began going through that box of pictures, books, and documents. Doing so began a journey of discovering my family's Canadian connections resulting in a fresh insight into American history and my heritage.