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TI Life News in June '20

Empty churches... Tributes to Paul Fournier and Shawn McLaughlin...Seaway news and June's photographs.

Volume 15, Issue 6, June 2020
Susan W. Smith

Ferry Boats: "James W. Curran" and "John A. McPhail" Lost at Sea

The mate grabbed the brake wheel and started leaning on it. “Billy!” he yelled above the din, “Tell the skipper to back down! We’re gonn’a lose ...”

Volume 15, Issue 6, June 2020
Brian Johnson

Preserving Memories During Covid

Nothing will bring smiles and chuckles faster than seeing family and friends from long ago and sharing important memories.

Volume 15, Issue 6, June 2020
David Powers

The Book and the Sculptor

I probably met Will about 20 years ago when friends invited me to join them for dinner at Swan Bay Resort. By chance, Will and I were seated next...

Volume 15, Issue 6, June 2020
Richard Margolis

Unexpected Journey, Part II

In May 2019, I wrote my first story for Thousand Islands Life, "Unexpected Journey," and received nice comments and compliments. I felt so h

Volume 15, Issue 6, June 2020
Janet Guerrero D’Alessandro

Recalling the Days of Rafting on the St. Lawrence River

In the 1860’s Canada’s export timber trade rose to its greatest height. Every port on Lake Ontario had its crews of raftsmen in season.

Volume 15, Issue 6, June 2020
Richard Palmer

Wrecks in Jefferson County

The waters of Jefferson County have one of the largest collections of freshwater shipwrecks anywhere in the Great Lakes system.

Volume 15, Issue 5, May 2020
Dennis McCarthy

Ghost Island Affair

Authorities were hunting for a Syracuse man, Dean Hethington, a steel executive of Globe Forge and Foundries, Inc., who had been missing for nearly three weeks.

Volume 15, Issue 4, April 2020
Lynn E. McElfresh

The Founding of Westminster Park

A day at Westminster Park will convince any that it is the most desirable summer resort on the River.

Volume 15, Issue 4, April 2020
Linda Twichell

Shipwrecks Wash Ashore on Lake Ontario’s Mexico Bay

Remains of two ships believed to be the schooners Ariadne and Hartford, wrecked in Mexico Bay during

Volume 15, Issue 4, April 2020
Richard Palmer

Centennial of a St. Lawrence Icon

Robert McEwen began his career as a county lawyer. He went on to represent the North County in the NY State Senate and the US House of Representatives for nearly all his adult life.

Volume 15, Issue 4, April 2020
Cary R. Brick

To My Friend, Will Salisbury

To a Friend... A black MG unwinds the twisted sweeps of island road.

Volume 15, Issue 4, April 2020
Donald E. Spurrell

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