People

What a Honeymoon!

We explained we had a US licensed car and a number of sails we were taking to Toronto. “No!” The customs officer said, “and if you cross this line,” . . .

Volume 18, Issue 1, January 2023
Ralph Boston & Sherry L.B. Johnson

An Old Ice Boat

Somewhere around 1943, my cousin John (Dano) and I had a winter project to fix up an old ice boat. We had been working on this old ice boat for several days now, salvaging parts from all over . . .

Volume 18, Issue 1, January 2023
Manley L. Rusho

Dye by the Blade: Alex Tuch Tells His Story Through Tattoos

“The top of my right arm is all around my cottage, my parents’ cottage, where my brother, sister and I pretty much grew up in the summertime,” he said . . .

Volume 18, Issue 1, January 2023
Melissa Burgess

The Winners, 2022

We have our winners for the 2022 TI Life Photo Contest plus five honorable mentions.

Volume 17, Issue 12, December 2022
Susan W. Smith

Winter Duck Hunt on Grindstone Island

It was two days before Christmas in the early 1950’s. I was up at 4 am, dressed and out of the cellar door with my flashlight in hand. I headed to the boat house . . .

Volume 17, Issue 12, December 2022
Manley L. Rusho

Is the Architect as Interesting as His Architecture?

Franklin Townsend Lent’s works are among those that have been researched as the early development of resort architecture in the Thousand Island region of Upstate New York and Ontario . . .

Volume 17, Issue 12, December 2022
Sherry L. B. Johnson

"OL BOY" – 1938 Chris Craft 25 Sportsman

Joe Cardamone was a serious fisherman from Utica who owned a 21-foot utility. He fished out of Dingman Point, and wanted a slightly larger boat for the St. Lawrence River . . .

Volume 17, Issue 12, December 2022
Rick Casali

David Janes Lyttle

Tribute to a poet, philosopher, professor and islander . . .

Volume 17, Issue 12, December 2022
Susan W. Smith

"Postings from the Far Shore of Life; An Incurable Cancer Patient's Reflections On Life, Death, And The Journey Between," by T N Robbins

A serious account by Tom Robbins, a cancer patient, who reviews his life from diagnosis through treatment . . .

Volume 17, Issue 12, December 2022
Susan W. Smith

Raccoon Hunting with Uncle Aaron

Uncle Aaron was a true outdoorsman; he knew how and where to catch squirrels, how to find wild honey trees, where to gather hickory nuts, how to trap a muskrat, and where the fish were biting – a true man of all seasons.

Volume 17, Issue 11, November 2022
Manley L. Rusho

"Riptide IV - 1948 Chris Craft 25 Utility

In the post-WW II era, Chris Craft began to make their boat designs more elegant and, to my eye, classier. Riptide IV, owned by Jane and Kevin Heffron, is one of the nicest examples of this post-war shift at Chris Craft.

Volume 17, Issue 11, November 2022
Rick Casali

The New Frontenac Hotel Story, by Susan G. Mathis

Susan Mathis has just published book nine, "Rachel’s Reunion", in her Thousand Islands book series. This novel focuses on the amazing history of the old New Frontenac Hotel on Round Island as well as hope!

Volume 17, Issue 11, November 2022
Susan W. Smith

Horses of the Country

If you are a horse lover or have horses in your background, my new book Horses of the Country: An Homage will entertain, as well as shed light on the vital role of horses in the lives of our ancestors.

Volume 17, Issue 11, November 2022
Claudia Smith

From the Editor, October 2022

Photographs for the end of summer. A tribute to Bea Schermerhorn and worries of low water and Florida.

Volume 17, Issue 10, October 2022
Susan W. Smith

Special Tribute to Sherri Leigh Smith

Sherri Leigh Smith literally spent a lifetime helping us to understand our flying friends and as importantly, to find ways to keep their habitats intact or to improve them . . .

Volume 17, Issue 10, October 2022
Susan W. Smith

The Barn Dance

This story is about the barn on Grindstone Island and in particular, the dance that occurred there in October of 1941, when I was ten years old.

Volume 17, Issue 10, October 2022
Manley L. Rusho

Totem Poles and Island History

The Eaton family started the totem pole trend at the west end of Tar Island. In 1899, the New York City family bought this property, built a large summer home, and named the property Totem Lodge.

Volume 17, Issue 10, October 2022
Nattanya Hewitt

The Binder and Threshing Machines on the 1940’s Farm

By mid- August, the grain fields on Grindstone Island had changed to a light brown, the grain heads were full with seeds, the stacks were brown, and it was time for the grain harvest . . .

Volume 17, Issue 9, September 2022
Manley L. Rusho