People

Ian's Issue

Ian Coristine taught us that just liking our little part of the Thousand Islands is not enough... we have to work together to Raise the Bar!

Volume 15, Ian's Issue, March 2020
Susan W. Smith

The River Chose Ian

The River chose Ian. And he chose to generously share it with others...

Volume 15, Ian's Issue, March 2020
Kim Lunman Grout

Choosing Ian Coristine

"This guy is crazy! He refuses to only sell the rights to five photos. He says you will need fifty or more photos and he is refusing to take any payment. ...

Volume 15, Ian's Issue, March 2020
Simon Fuller

Raising the Bar with Ian Coristine

It seems like a lifetime ago, and I suppose it was. I started working for Ed Huck Marine in 1990, one year after their centennial celebration.

Volume 15, Ian's Issue, March 2020
Michael Cox

In Celebration of Ian Coristine

It troubled Ian that his memoir concludes before he reconnected with Lyne Roberge, who’d published three of his books and eventually became his wife...

Volume 15, Ian's Issue, March 2020
Donna Walsh Inglehart

Remember Paul Malo: "Mr. Thousand Islands."

When Kim Lunman and I first met Ian Coristine, we were struck by Ian's appreciation of Paul Malo's talents the first of many times that our friend Ian showed his ability to be a connector.

Volume 15, Ian's Issue, March 2020
Kim Lunman Grout

February 2020 News & Photographs

News, Photographs, Water levels Petition and Lorraine Payette - all featured for our February issue.

Volume 15, Issue 2, February 2020
Susan W. Smith

2019 Seaway Recap

With high water levels on Lake Ontario and the St. Lawrence River, the 2019 navigation season caused for much discussion and arguments

News article
Michael Folsom

Ethos of Design – Steve Taylor and Arch Kerr

Arch Kerr was the architect, I was the builder, and I became his pupil, though I’m not sure he knew that at the time.”

Volume 15, Issue 2, February 2020
Lynn E. McElfresh

A River Runs Through It: Furniture by Mike Schepis

When I saw the "River" running down the middle of a stunning piece of fine furniture. I immediately wanted to know how this was done, and what the story was behind it.

Volume 15, Issue 2, February 2020
Patrick Metcalf

Early Families of Westminster…the Fairchilds

I claim Mr. and Mrs. DeForrest Fairchild for Westminster Park because that is where they began their River days and where they ended them.

Volume 15, Issue 2, February 2020
Linda Twichell

Save the River's Muskie Fishing News...

Save the River's Muskie Fishing News with Lawrence Gunther of BlueFish Radio and the announcement of the new Dan Tack Muskie Release Program

Volume 15, Issue 2, February 2020
John Peach

Excerpts from Elizabeth Gwillim Simcoe's Diary

The following narratives are selected diary excerpts from her family's final journey down the St. Lawrence on their way to Quebec City where they would sail back to England.

Volume 15, Issue 2, February 2020
Arthur Pegg UE

January 2020 - A New Year

Amazing water level photographs, Dan Tack tribute and beautiful winter photographs!, Yes, Volume 15 - means 15 years of TI Life....

Volume 15, Issue 1, January 2020
Susan W. Smith

TI Life Small World Department - 1962

What follows is a small world experience. The story spans generations, several of the Thousand Islands, a continent, and coincidences that defy the odds...

Volume 15, Issue 1, January 2020
Tom Robbins, Don Ross, & Callie Woodman Quarrier

Phat Boy, Thousand Islands Showman

At the time of his death in 1891, Phat Boy, Edward Fredrick Babbage of Rochester, NY, age 51, was regarded as the best tour guide on the St. Lawrence River.

Volume 14, Issue 12, December 2019
Lynn E. McElfresh

A Day in the Life of Boldt Castle, circa1934

38 passengers aboard Miss St. Lawrence II, thoroughly enjoying their cruise and eagerly anticipated the upcoming stop at the world-renowned Boldt Castle. The date was August 27, 1934.

Volume 14, Issue 12, December 2019
Tom King

Patriot Chronicles: The Sad and Strange Story of John Berry

Locally, John Berry was known as an “ardent Patriot,” and he was regarded as a strong supporter of Republican causes.

Volume 14, Issue 11, November 2019
John C. Carter