People

The Story of District #15, Grindstone's Schoolhouses

The upper school house (District #15) was built at the corner of Base Line Road and Cross Island Road, to serve the children at the upper end of Grindstone Island . . .

Volume 16, Issue 7, July 2021
Liz Raisbeck

The Westminster Chapel

In 2002, Westminster Park Residents Randy and Mary Hannah Arnot envisioned a chapel for Westminster Park and the greater River community . . .

Volume 16, Issue 7, July 2021
Linda Twichell

A Father’s Day Tale or Lifelong Memories of a Used Car Lot

“No, you got a deal,” said Jack Johnson, laughing, taking the man’s hand, feeling the spittle. “I got robbed Marv. You took advantage of this poor boy from Wolfe Island. I can’t feed my family on this.”

Volume 16, Issue 7, July 2021
Brian Johnson

The Ship’s Cook

Meet Catherine Schmuck, who has cooked aboard 19 ships since starting in the early 1980’s . . .

Volume 16, Issue 7, July 2021
Wayne C. Strauss

Recording History - Schooner Days and the "Picton" by C.H.J. Snider

Author Richard Palmer shares "Schooner Days Project". with C.H.J. Snider's history of the Schooner "Picton" . . .

Volume 16, Issue 7, July 2021
Richard Palmer

Save The River's Kingfisher Septic Tank Monitoring Program

We all remember that Saturday morning when we voted, I think unanimously, that starting the Kingfisher Septic Tank Monitoring Program was not only a good thing to do, but that it was vital to the health of the River.

Volume 16, Issue 7, July 2021
John Peach

Solution To Anger and Fear

A few emails later, and I was stopped dead in my tracks, for Bill Straite has a very different story to tell – one I think you will appreciate.

Volume 16, Issue 6, June 2021
William (Bill) Straite & Tadpole McAdams with Susan W. Smith

Lorne Prosser – Gananoque’s Town Photographer

One thing Lorne Prosser quickly learned was that, although it is great to be a talented painter, you must also be able to earn a living to support your artistic endeavours.

Volume 16, Issue 6, June 2021
Tom King

Remembering Junie Augsbury

"We love to walk up here and sit, just look at the view on a beautiful day”. ~Junie Augsbury speaking about her River view from Black Hill on Grindstone Island.

Volume 16, Issue 6, June 2021
Betsy Fitter

TI Life's News - All About Lynn and more

All about Lynn McElfresh. No real news about the Border. We say goodbye to Junie Augsbury and more...

Volume 16, Issue 5, May 2021
Susan W. Smith

Part I: Grandmothers—And Great Aunts—of the Thousand Islands: Frances “Meema” Thompson

Born Frances Thompson, “Meema” inherited Ragnavok Island in Chippewa Bay, which had been purchased by her parents in 1889.

Volume 16, Issue 4, April 2021
Callie (Caroline) Quarrier & Hugh Quarrier

Part II: Grandmothers—And Great Aunts—of the Thousand Islands: Caroline Post Wright

Our grandmother, Caroline Wright, was known for many things, but on the St. Lawrence River she could always be identified by her signature white sailor’s cap,

Volume 16, Issue 4, April 2021
Tom Robbins, illustrated by Sarah Coate

Part III: Grandmothers—And Great Aunts—of the Thousand Island: Great Aunt Margaret Griffin

My Great Aunt, Margaret Elizabeth Griffin, was the third youngest of the eight children. . .

Volume 16, Issue 4, April 2021
John Kunz

Voyageurs Come to Visit

Modern-day voyageurs were looking for places to camp overnight along their way, so I offered our property here on Ash Island

Volume 16, Issue 4, April 2021
Nora Detlor

John Nalon – Gananoque’s “Mr. History”

Forty years at the helm of the Historical Society – four to six meetings, and two newsletters per year. That’s 180 meetings, and 145 guest speakers . . . all thanks to John Nalon.

Volume 16, Issue 4, April 2021
Paul Scott

"Red Jacket" Comes to Kingston

"Red Jacket," A Canadian Sailing Legend Comes to Kingston. Peter Milligan, her most recent owner, donated her to the Marine Museum of the Great Lakes at Kingston.

Volume 16, Issue 4, April 2021
Robert Mazza

Judge, Senator, Civil Servant, and Attorney – One of Just 45 in US History

A story about the 98th birthday of a statesman who is the only living American who to have served in all three branches of the US Federal government – remarkably, he is one of only 45 men in US history to have achieved that distinction!

Volume 16, Issue 4, April 2021
Cary R. Brick

Andrew Kane: His Photography - His Art, His Passion and His Life

Andrew, Thousand Islanders on both sides of the border have by now seen — and been impressed with —- your beautiful images of this region. What was your "I'm going to do this, moment?"

Volume 16, Issue 3, March 2021
Raymond Kowalski