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High Water Updates

The River is high this spring. The burning question on everyone's mind is how high will it go?

Volume 14, Issue 5, May 2019
Melissa Barton, Richard Withington & Susan Smith

Gananoque Boat Line Acquired by Entertainment Cruises

Chicago-based Entertainment Cruises acquired the Gananoque Boat Line.

Volume 14, Issue 5, May 2019
Tom King

Part I: You, Your Boat, and the Border

The outcomes of water stops can be arrest, fines, vessel seizure, or an onboard vessel search, but it is more likely that you will be left to go on your way,

Volume 14, Issue 4, April 2019
Dane Zabriskie

Part II: You, Your Boat, and Requirements for Crossing the Border

This summary applies to the typical situations that apply to most private boaters crossing the border.

Volume 14, Issue 4, April 2019
Dane Zabriskie

Remembering Bill Danforth

Bill, Danforth and his late wife Sissy, gave their heart, soul, and energy to so many of our River-based nonprofits...

Volume 14, Issue 4, April 2019
John Peach

Sinking of the Harvey J. Kendall, another Augustus Hinckley Story

HARVEY J. KENDALL was a rather odd-looking boat and was nearing the end of her days when she was acquired

Volume 14, Issue 4, April 2019
Richard Palmer

Cole Shoal Lighthouse the Irony and the Rebuild

On July 23, 2018 the Cole Shoal Lighthouse west of Brockville was struck by lightning during a fierce storm and rapidly burned to the water line.

Volume 14, Issue 3, March 2019
Michael Milne

Guinness Book of Records Try...

Ever wonder what goes into those “Guinness Book of Records – records. Clayton’s Greg Pepe knows first hand as this winter...

Volume 14, Issue 3, March 2019
Jeff Staples & Susan Smith

"It's Hard to be a Tern" Video by Elaine Tack

...for twenty years I have been searching for a way to get across the importance of helping to restore the habitat of these ubiquitous water birds in the St. Lawrence River Valley.

Volume 14, Issue 3, March 2019
John Peach

The Marina - Rita

Captain Tom’s favorite blender drink is a frozen treat I have named THE MARINA - RITA (and sadly is the only way I can get my husband to eat fruit)

Volume 14, Issue 3, March 2019
Nicole Hartshorn

Spinach Cobb Salad

From pulling anchors to throwing stern lines and even captaining a vessel (all while looking fantastic in a bathing suite of course), woman boaters deserve a huge shout out!

Volume 14, Issue 2, February 2019
Nicole Hartshorn

Party Like It’s 1899!

Description of parties as far back as 1899 on Grenell Island in the Thousand Islands. Dances (Hops) were even more popular then!

Volume 14, Issue 1, January 2019
Lynn E. McElfresh

Great Lakes–St. Lawrence Seaway 2018 in Review

A review of happenings on the St. Lawrence Seaway through the 1000 Islands for the year 2018.

Volume 14, Issue 1, January 2019
Michael Folsom & Joanne Crack

Help Block Asian Carp

The long awaited “Great Lakes and Mississippi River – Brandon Road Integrated Feasibility Study and Environmental Impact Statement,” to block the entrance of Asian carp

Volume 14, Issue 1, January 2019
John Peach

The River Gal: Cape Vincent Crab Dippers

As much as we love the summer season, we really do enjoy the off-season also. Summer can go by so fast, with so many fun times, it’s hard to take it all in and just live in the moment.

Volume 14, Issue 1, January 2019
Nicole Hartshorn

December '18 Happenings

A friend asked me why I keep at it every month and I realize what a wealth of material we have given to readers and those who just fall upon an article thanks to Google.

Volume 13, Issue 12, December 2018
Susan W. Smith

The Withington 2018 Review: Fire, Groundings… etc.

Two years ago, December 2016, I wrote a Book Review: for First Responder, by Dr. Richard Withington. I related that when...

Volume 13, Issue 12, December 2018
Richard L. Withington

Books galore

Linda and I thought you might like to have our list as a reference. Several books are long out of print, but you may be lucky and find them in a used bookshop, or on sale on the web.

Volume 13, Issue 12, December 2018
Linda Twichell