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2023 – TI Life 12th Annual Photo Contest

As autumn transitions to winter, this is an excellent opportunity for you to share your three best images for the rest of the River community to enjoy.

Volume 18, Issue 11, November 2023
Chris Murray

New Reference Resources about the 1838 Upper Canadian Rebellion/Patriot War

New research and the latest interpretations on topics abut the Rebellions/Patriot War, fought in the North Country and in Upper Canada . . .

Volume 18, Issue 11, November 2023
John C. Carter

Santa Claus is coming to town . . .

For the 8th year, River Santa and his team of elves will be welcoming Santa Claus when he arrives by boat at the village of Alexandria Bay, NY, on Saturday December 16th

Volume 18, Issue 11, November 2023
Doug Tulloch

Team Rubicon: Operation "Not Forgotten", Taylor County Florida

Another hurricane, another disaster, and many more lives ruined. I got the call to grab my ‘GO’ bag and head to the airport to join a strike team with Team Rubicon to 'save the world, one hurricane at a time.'

Volume 18, Issue 11, November 2023
Michael Laprade

Mint and Maple: Nature’s Memory Medicine

Eating ice cream on a regular basis helps combat Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia, according to recent studies. At least that’s how I interpret the results.

Volume 18, Issue 10, October 2023
Paul Hetzler

“Dishing it Up” with May Irwin— New Dish Discoveries!

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.

Volume 18, Issue 10, October 2023
Emily St. Marie with Karen Killian

TILT Conserves Garlock Bay, Protects Water Quality, Rare Habitats

Though not officially labeled as Garlock Bay on navigation charts or USGS topo maps, the scenic embayment behind buoy “205” claims its name from decades of ownership and diligent stewardship by the Garlock family of Alexandria Bay . . .

'Volume 18, Issue 8, August 2023
Jake Tibbles

“Porches: Character Defining Features.”

As one can observe on any given early evening in the Park, residents gather on their porches, regaling each other with stories of days gone by, and of current events and gossip, making our porches the heart of the summer home.

Volume 18, Issue 7, July 2023
Amy Kane Phelps

Blind Bay Update

Last year, the River community took urgent action to protect a special place that was in danger of being changed forever . . .

Volume 18, Issue 5, May 2023
Shannon Walter

Anchors Up! We're Underway!

For months, so many of us sit at home miserable from the frigid cold temperatures while dreaming of being back at the River. With many of those dreams come the visions of massive red and blue freighters dancing in our heads . . .

Volume 18, Issue 4, April 2023
Michael Folsom

Drain Hole Repair!

Here’s how to go about repairing and replacing a leaking drain hole. The boat must be in dry dock or sitting on its trailer. And preferably have been out of the water for a long period . . .

Volume 18, Issue 3, March 2023
Marc Benoit

Memorial Rink in Gananoque - a Legacy of Gord Brown

“An important legacy element of the Canada 150 skating rink was that it be donated to a nearby community after it closed. . . In November 2018 Gananoque, ON was chosen as the recipient.”

Volume 18, Issue 2, February 2023
Carole Moult

Waaban Crossing is Open

People of Kingston celebrated the opening of the Waaban Crossing on December 13, 2022. Words that come to mind are "We built it." Then make the commendable addition: "On time and on Budget!"

Volume 18, Issue 1, January 2023
John Stencell

2022 River Review

I purposely have delayed writing the season-end report until the season is officially over. As I write, the National Weather Service in Buffalo is issuing a blizzard and Bomb Cyclone warning for the Great Lakes . . .

Volume 18, Issue 1, January 2023
Richard L. Withington

Podcast Dedicated to Shipping

"Downward Bound will bring ship enthusiasts another step closer to the mesmerizing vessels so often seen along the St. Lawrence while also highlighting what the Seaway has to offer,"

Volume 17, Issue 10, October 2022
Susan W. Smith

The "Qamutik"

I had no idea when I went out for a short paddle that I would end up discovering a language developed almost 200 years ago, not too far north from the River. My morning started out with a picture I took of what looked like a typical ship heading toward Boldt Castle . . .

Volume 17, Issue 9, September 2022
Patty Mondore

“Dishing It Up” with May Irwin: Now for Canning & Pickling

“Home canned food has a different, “Home canned food has a different, fresher flavor— and you don’t realize how easy it is to ‘put up’,” says May Irwin, in her 1922 column on cooking . . .

Volume 17, Issue 9, September 2022
Karen Killian with Emily St. Marie

GAN: Gananoque Arts Network

Definition of Network: “a group or system of interconnected people or things.” Simple explanation, Eh! However, looking closely the new Gananoque Arts Network (GAN) takes on real meaning.

Volume 17, Issue 9, September 2022
Susan W. Smith