People

Part I: Grandmothers—And Great Aunts—of the Thousand Islands: Frances “Meema” Thompson

Born Frances Thompson, “Meema” inherited Ragnavok Island in Chippewa Bay, which had been purchased by her parents in 1889.

Volume 16, Issue 4, April 2021
Callie (Caroline) Quarrier & Hugh Quarrier

Part II: Grandmothers—And Great Aunts—of the Thousand Islands: Caroline Post Wright

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,

Volume 16, Issue 4, April 2021
Tom Robbins, illustrated by Sarah Coate

Part III: Grandmothers—And Great Aunts—of the Thousand Island: Great Aunt Margaret Griffin

My Great Aunt, Margaret Elizabeth Griffin, was the third youngest of the eight children. . .

Volume 16, Issue 4, April 2021
John Kunz

Voyageurs Come to Visit

Modern-day voyageurs were looking for places to camp overnight along their way, so I offered our property here on Ash Island

Volume 16, Issue 4, April 2021
Nora Detlor

John Nalon – Gananoque’s “Mr. History”

Forty years at the helm of the Historical Society – four to six meetings, and two newsletters per year. That’s 180 meetings, and 145 guest speakers . . . all thanks to John Nalon.

Volume 16, Issue 4, April 2021
Paul Scott

"Red Jacket" Comes to Kingston

"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.

Volume 16, Issue 4, April 2021
Robert Mazza

Judge, Senator, Civil Servant, and Attorney – One of Just 45 in US History

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!

Volume 16, Issue 4, April 2021
Cary R. Brick

Andrew Kane: His Photography - His Art, His Passion and His Life

Andrew, Thousand Islanders on both sides of the border have by now seen — and been impressed with —- your beautiful images of this region. What was your "I'm going to do this, moment?"

Volume 16, Issue 3, March 2021
Raymond Kowalski

Mark Ellis, the Limestone, and so much more

“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.

Volume 16, Issue 3, March 2021
Doug McLellan

Jacob Hays, Round Island

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

Volume 16, Issue 3, March 2021
Linda Twichell

The Blonde Bombshell and The Iceboat

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.

Volume 16, Issue 3, March 2021
Tom Robbins, illustrated by Sarah Coate

More About Minna

We discovered a little more of Minna Anthony Common's fascinating story that ends up circling back to the Thousand Islands of today!

Volume 16, Issue 3, March 2021
Patty Mondore

"A.E. Vickery" Hits a Shoal

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.

Volume 16, Issue 3, March 2021
Richard Palmer

Emily Wright Holt Remembers

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!

Volume 16, Issue 2, February 2021
Emily Wright Holt

Shawn McDonald Blance, Photographer

I met Shawn this past December, when he entered our TI Life Photo Contest. Luckily for me, Shawn sent far too many photos to enter ... I had better find out more about this photographer,” I said.

Volume 16, Issue 2, February 2021
Susan W. Smith

Frank H. Taylor: Harper's Weekly Special Artist on Tour

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.

Volume 16, Issue 2, February 2021
Nancy Gustke

Save The River’s 2021 Friends of the River Award

Every winter Save The River awards its Friends of the River Award to people who have made significant contributions. This year's recipients were Susie Smith and STR teachers

Volume 16, Issue 2, February 2021
John Peach

Return of the LIMESTONE

About the LIMESTONE, The Limestone Company, Mark Ellis of Mark Ellis Design LLC and the CEO, Scott Hanson...

Volume 16, Issue 1, January 2021
Susan W. Smith