People

The Cliff House Mystery

From the very beginning, Cliff House was a mystery. The Cliff House became a curiosity. Islanders from far and near flocked to the deserted hotel to wander through the furnished rooms.

Volume 14, Issue 5, May 2019
Lynn E. McElfresh

Maggie Wheeler, the Seaway Valley Queen of Crime

"Being good at planning murders is not what you dream of becoming one day as a child,” Maggie said. “I guess it was the Nancy Drew effect,..

Volume 14, Issue 5, May 2019
Brian Johnson

Unexpected Journey

Today my life is so different, and I love every minute of every day and I am grateful I met a terrific partner who introduced me to The Thousand Islands.

Volume 14, Issue 5, May 2019
Janet Guerrero D’Alessandro

Gananoque Boat Line Acquired by Entertainment Cruises

Chicago-based Entertainment Cruises acquired the Gananoque Boat Line.

Volume 14, Issue 5, May 2019
Tom King

Kathleen Murphy, and the Gardens of Singer Castle

In interview with Kathleen Murphy, who is responsible for the beautiful rose garden at Singer Castle.

Volume 14, Issue 5, May 2019
Patty Mondore

Augustus Hinckley - Lake Ontario Mariner Part III

Despite the cloud of bad luck that followed him much of his life, he never gave up his love for the water.

Volume 14, Issue 5, May 2019
Richard Palmer

The River Gal Invades The Clayton Boat Show!

I figured that a pirate related recipe from my book would be fitting for this issue, its called: Pirate Johnston Juice!

Volume 14, Issue 5, May 2019
Nicole Hartshorn

Gliding Back in Time

What better way to start a day on the island than with a row in a St. Lawrence River Skiff?

Volume 14, Issue 4, April 2019
Lynn E. McElfresh

Remembering Bill Danforth

Bill, Danforth and his late wife Sissy, gave their heart, soul, and energy to so many of our River-based nonprofits...

Volume 14, Issue 4, April 2019
John Peach

Sinking of the Harvey J. Kendall, another Augustus Hinckley Story

HARVEY J. KENDALL was a rather odd-looking boat and was nearing the end of her days when she was acquired

Volume 14, Issue 4, April 2019
Richard Palmer

Introducing: Father Ray Diesbourg

Father Ray, as he likes to be called, moved here from a suburb of Chicago. He spent more than 35 years in the Chicago area, teaching in seminary for 10 of those years.

Volume 14, Issue 4, April 2019
Susan W. Smith

An Interview with John Arkelian, Founding Editor of Artsforum

In March, I received a link to a travel essay published in the online edition of the popular and impressive magazine – Artsforum. I recognized Ian Coristine’s

Volume 14, Issue 4, April 2019
Susan W. Smith

Island of Strong Women

It goes something like this. Back in the mid-18th century, two Irish girls were given the choice to either marry or become nuns.

Volume 14, Issue 3, March 2019
Lynn E. McElfresh

Sport and Spectacle - Speedboat Racing on the St. Lawrence

Speedboat racing provides sport and spectacle to boat enthusiasts worldwide. Alexandria Bay has been the site of many of the greatest racing events in speedboat history.

Volume 14, Issue 3, March 2019
Martha Grimes

Early Families of Westminster Park... The Twichell's

Funny thing about personal histories… the story belongs to the teller. Have you heard someone proclaim, “My great-grandfather was the best fishing guide...

Volume 14, Issue 3, March 2019
Linda Twichell

An Augustus Hinckley Story

The captain guided his boat by dead reckoning while his crew prayed. It was eight days before Christmas 1902, and the ship was en route from Cape Vincent to its home port, Oswego.

Volume 14, Issue 3, March 2019
Richard Palmer

Early Families of Westminster Park: The J. D. Huntington Family.

Dr. J. D. Huntington, a well-known engraver, publisher, and dentist. Huntington was a deeply religious man and a passionate Prohibitionist who lived in Westminster Park, Thousand islands.

Volume 14, Issue 2, February 2019
Linda Twichell

The Red Barn Preserve - Just the Beginning

When we first visited it in early June, it still hadn't had its official grand opening and some of the trail markings weren’t even in place.

Volume 14, Issue 2, February 2019
Patty Mondore