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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

From the Editor, August 2022

News Items, Arrive Can, Cataraqui Conservation proposed changes, poetry, and ABM photographs by Rick Casali.

Volume 17, Issue 8, August 2022
Susan W. Smith

Will Salisbury, we will miss you . . .

There will be many tributes given in the future but this editor was fortunate as TI Life was able to highlight Will Salisbury's work many times over the years. I am pleased to share them again today.

Volume 17, Issue 8, August 2022
Susan W. Smith

A Grand Day at the Thousand Islands Boat Museum

On July 16th, the Grand Opening ceremonies for the Thousand Islands Boat Museum’s new waterfront Boathouse facility were held in Gananoque.

Volume 17, Issue 8, August 2022
Tom King

The Walking Tour App!

Using archival photos, mainly from the Town of Gananoque Civic Collection, the walking Tour App allows participants to see the shifting or constant use of Gananoque’s built heritage over the last 200 years.

Volume 17, Issue 8, August 2022
Mathew Thivierge

Pies for God's Sake

In 2011 – at the beginning of "Pies for God's Sake" project, someone said they should call it "Pies for God." However, Peggy said, "No, let's call it Pies for "God's Sake."

Volume 17, Issue 8, August 2022
Susan W. Smith

Thanks TI Park - Great Idea!

Thousand Island Park Landmark Society Launches Local History Project - a press release that makes this editor, Susie Smith very happy indeed.

Volume 17, Issue 8, August 2022
Thousand Island Park Landmark Society

For Canadian Waterfront Land Owners

It appears that Cataraqui Region Conservation Authority (CRCA) is planning on making major changes to what we can and cannot do with our waterfront properties.

Volume 17, Issue 7, July 2022
Susan W. Smith

"Microplastic Pollution Discovered in the St. Lawrence River."

“Microplastic Pollution Discovered in St. Lawrence River” was the headline of a news release in September 2014, as McGill University . . .

Volume 17, Issue 7, July 2022
Kara Lynn Dunn