People

About the "Cottage on Stilts of Light" on Murray Isle

About the "Cottage on Stilts of Light" on Murray Isle; who lived there and when! The Hon. Henry Spicer, Col. James T. Watson & Hannah Watson, woman suffrage.

Volume 15, Issue 11, November 2020
Lynn E. McElfresh

"Reality and Me" by Gretchen Huntley with photographs by Sam Battams

It started with a phone call from a name I recognized, Gretchen Huntley, but someone I had never met and it took me on a path of discovery...

Volume 15, Issue 11, November 2020
Susan W. Smith

"The Orchards" on Grindstone Island

My family was fortunate to have owned "The Orchards" on Grindstone Island.

Volume 15, Issue 11, November 2020
Rick Casali

Captain Best, 'The Hermit of Wigwam Cove'

One of the most interesting characters who once lived in a small cabin at the edge of Lake Ontario on Sandy Pond was Captain George Best, commonly known as the "Hermit of Wigwam Cove."

Volume 15, Issue 11, November 2020
Richard Palmer

News in October, TI Life

News items, Events, Photographs and Scott Ouderkirk's latest wooden boat video... check this one out.

Volume 15, Issue 10, October 2020
Susan W. Smith

Thousand Islands Cup 2020

A perfect day for the 2020 Chippewa Yacht Club's Gold Cup Race... but apparently Murphy (and his law) had found a temporary spot on the Thousand Islands Cup Race Committee...

Volume 15, Issue 10, October 2020
John Kunz

Everything You Need is Already Here...

...We were walking around the back of the island, sister, cousin, dog, and me, when Georgia rolled her left ankle on the uneven path.

Volume 15, Issue 10, October 2020
Patricia Carpenter

September, News in TI Life

News from September... Tribute to Bill Hale, Scott Ouderkirk's latest video, a Get Well Card for Bill Stallan, TI Life's "comma's policeman" and even some genealogy research..

Volume 15, Issue 9, September 2020
Susan W. Smith

Dean White Pottery

Dean White has been in business solely as a potter for 46 years, Now living in Cape Vincent, those who live on the US side of the border have a great place to visit.

Volume 15, Issue 9, September 2020
Sarah Ellen Smith

News in TI Life August '20

Yes that is a mask flying on high... ...From the Editor: Sad news: Karen Matthews Salisbury and David Ray Fairbairn, TIA Annual Meeting and more...

Volume 15, Issue 8, August 2020
Susan W. Smith

A COVID-19 Convocation

We began to plan a special event to honour Ben and Jonathan’s successful completion of their respective Masters degrees as a surprise to them

Volume 15, Issue 8, August 2020
Carolyn Pratt

A Sailboat For My Son

When my son is older I hope he takes with him, a little of the wisdom that Florence and the River have so graciously offered.

Volume 15, Issue 8, August 2020
Patrick Metcalf

Grenell Island’s Chapel First Wedding

On a Wednesday afternoon in August 1904, Lillian May Stoddard was the first bride to ever be married in the Grenell Island Chapel. Everyone on the island was invited.

Volume 15, Issue 7, July 2020
Lynn E. McElfresh

Finding Grandma

Fleeing the Great Hunger – From Queen’s County, Ireland to Wolfe Island, Canada West - Finding Our GGGG Grandparents

Volume 15, Issue 7, July 2020
April Johnson DiRinaldo & Brian Johnson

Wind Water Waves, Short Stories by Tom French

Maybe I am giving it away, but the last paragraph in Tom French’s first short story in Wind Water Waves touched me like few descriptions of life on the River ever have.

Volume 15, Issue 7, July 2020
Susan W. Smith

"Miss Kingston" – Grande Dame of the Thousand Islands

One of the most distinctive and elegant tour boats that cruised the 1000 Islands in the last half of the twentieth century was Miss Kingston

Volume 15, Issue 7, July 2020
Tom King

Early Families of Westminster Park: The Twichell Family, Part 2

Is the River your Camelot? I refer to that magical kingdom of King Arthur, where the goal was “happy-ever-after-ing"!

Volume 15, Issue 7, July 2020
Linda Twichell

The Making of "Drain the American Revolution" on Carleton Island and Cape Vincent

On Tuesday, June 2nd, 2020, National Geographic released the TV program “Drain The American Revolution”. Two British ships, The HMS Ontario and HMS Haldimand are included.

Volume 15, Issue 7, July 2020
Kathi and Dennis McCarthy