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500 Seconds

The sight of a century-old island cottage engulfed in flames is terribly sad. But watching it transform from first smoke to roaring blaze in just five hundred seconds shocked me.

Volume 17, Issue 5, May 2022
Glenn Sandiford

Agreement Reached to Protect Blind Bay; TILT to Conserve Critical River Habitat

(Clayton, NY) Wednesday, April 13 – The Thousand Islands Land Trust (TILT) today announced that it has reached an agreement with Blind Bay Associates LLC to acquire the 295 feet of undeveloped waterfront and adjacent 20 plus acres of upland in Blind Bay.

Volume 17, Issue 4, April 2022
Jake Tibbles

Muskie Spawning Grounds Endangered by Ill Conceived Project

One of the most significant remaining Thousand Islands muskie spawning beds is in danger of being ruined, by an ill conceived project proposed by US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) at Blind Bay in Fisher’s Landing, in the Town of Orleans.

Volume 17, Issue 3, March 2022
John Peach, Lindsey Leve & Lauren Eggleston

Winona Circle Quilt Returns to Gananoque

The story of Gananoque’s Grace United Church's WWII quilt, a Joanne Dermenjian a Queen's Masters Student, and Jo Andrews' who produces a British Podcast . . ..

Volume 17, Issue 1, January 2022
Susan W. Smith

Withington's 2021 Safety Review

This may have been the least active year that I can remember. Fortunately, our incidents were few in number, and relatively mild in their impact.

Volume 17, Issue 1, January 2022
Richard L. Withington

December '21 News From The Editor

First, normally the words "some wind," are shrugged off, but on the night of Saturday, December 11, 2021, our River rose over three feet - Second, we have some good news, Santa is coming to town.

Volume 16, Issue 12, December 2021
Susan W. Smith

The Ferries are Here!

“These ferries can run 100% electric. They will not only improve operations immediately, they are also ready for the future, as they will each be one of the first of their kind in North America.

Volume 16, Issue 11, November 2021
Brian Johnson

Portolano in Prescott brings warmth to the season

Portolano brings style, colour and warmth to the season. An introduction to one Portolano, A leather goods distribution company located in Prescott, ON . . .

Volume 16, Issue 11, November 2021
Deanna Clark

TIA's Busy Year

Thousand Islands Association (TIA): shoal Marking, Fishing Line Recycling Stations, Trash Free River Clean up day, and "River Talk" . . . a very busy year.

Volume 16, Issue 11, November 2021
Janet Smith Staples

Before the Rush Art Show 2021

Come and share some Christmas joy, do some gift shopping for others, or provide a little self care and take home a gift for yourself!

Volume 16, Issue 11, November 2021
Martha Stroud

News in September, from the editor

Read or question about the Border - do you know the answer? Meet Clayton Sunflower Winners, and view some amazing 9/11 footage for a day we will never forget. Also we present some beautiful photographs.

Volume 16, Issue 9, September 2021
Susan W. Smith

Blazing a Trail & Honoring a Legacy: First Kenneth Deedy Environmental Steward

Sitting in my dorm room, I received a call from a familiar “315” number. As I raised my phone to answer, I felt nervous, but excited and confident for what I was hoping to be good news.

Volume 16, Issue 9, September 2021
Mikael-Ann Melfi

Chief Tecumseh

My wife and I often do not share the same taste in art, so when we find a piece that we both like, we jump on it. And so, Chief Tecumseh was born.

Volume 16, Issue 9, September 2021
Michael Laprade

Enhancing Blind Bay - A Project for our Local Fisheries & Wildlife

Prior to restoration, invasive hybrid cattails overwhelmed the marshes between Sand Bay and Blind Bay.

Volume 16, Issue 9, September 2021
Jake Tibbles

News in August, from the Editor

Lots of news this month: Canadian border opens; Poker Run; Web Sites to Explore, Business assistance, and beautiful photographs.

Volume 16, Issue 8, August 2021
Susan W. Smith

The One and Only Theodore

But then, the unthinkable happened! Just a day before he was to pass through Alexandria Bay and Clayton, it was announced that Theodore would make an impromptu stop in Gananoque and would therefore not be going through the main US channel after all.

Volume 16, Issue 8, August 2021
Patty Mondore

Greg Lago - Getting to the Point!

Many River folk will remember “Winged Bull Studio” in Clayton, NY, where Greg ran a gallery and frame shop for many years. This summer his work will be on display at the Thousand Islands Arts Center . . .

Volume 16, Issue 7, July 2021
Sarah Ellen Smith

Save The River's Kingfisher Septic Tank Monitoring Program

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.

Volume 16, Issue 7, July 2021
John Peach