People

Every Barn Has One

Every barn has one, some have two. What I am describing is a barn gutter, a place for cows to dispose of their digested hay or grain.

Volume 19, Issue 6, June 2024
Manley L. Rusho

Preserving My Father’s Legacy, One Photograph at a Time

As Dad entered his twilight years, the passion for photography slowly faded away and his enormous collection of slides began to collect dust on boxes piled high in the basement. . .

Volume 19, Issue 6, June 2024
Tom King

Amazing Links to the Thousand Islands - Even Murder

A simple email brought back memories of my research into Batterman's Point and the mysterious death of Winnie Bird in far-off Switzerland... Steve Krask gives us new information and we are honored to share it now.

Volume 19, Issue 6, June 2024
Steve Krask

The Story of the Miss St. Lawrence

As the era of steamboats died out, a new breed of fast, sleek boats powered by gasoline engines rose to take their place. This is the story of one such boat that still plies the waters that bears her name: "Miss St. Lawrence".

Volume 19, Issue 6, June 2024
Tom Frauenheim

The Revenue Cutter "Salmon P. Chase"

Research about the Salmon P. Chace, a Revenue Cutter built to ply the Northern Lakes to prevent smuggling from Canada in 1965.

Volume 19, Issue 6, June 2024
Richard Palmer

Discovering Rogers Passage Through the Islands in 1760

After years of dedicated research and exploration, I have successfully charted the most plausible path that Major Rogers' expedition might have taken through the Thousand Islands. It has been a fascinating and challenging quest

Volume 19, Issue 6, June 2024
Jerry Knitis

Women Who Build and Race Boats

Traditionally, the boating industry has been dominated by men . . . This article will focus on a few women who have been pioneers in boat building and racing in the Thousand Islands.

Volume 19, Issue 5, May 2024
Rick Casali

Ian Coristine's Postage Stamp

May 6, 2024, saw the launch of Ian’s Canada Post stamp. He was contacted a few months prior to his passing to submit an image of the 1000 Islands for a Canadian series From Far and Wide.

Volume 19, Issue 5, May 2024
Susan W. Smith

Construction of the Thousand Islands Bridge System: according to the LTI Archives

This story is from the Canadian perspective, so we start with a suspension bridge, then a steel arch span . . .

Volume 19, Issue 5, May 2024
James Saynor

Welcome Aboard “The Boaty Show!”

Wanted to go boating . . . couldn't wait! Fortunately, on February 18th, a fix for our fantasizing became available to help us make it through: a new podcast called “The Boaty Show.”

Volume 19, Issue 5, May 2024
Wayne C. Strauss

The 410!

My first look at the 410 was as it sat on the seat of the 20-foot wooden Cupernall boat that my father drove to and from work on Round Island. The gun was loosely wrapped with brown paper . . .

Volume 19, Issue 4, April 2024
Manley L. Rusho

Book Review: Poems on Sabbatical

Yes, the best part of doing TI Life is the people who I meet – so it gives me great pleasure to introduce Christopher Keats.

Volume 19, Issue 4, April 2024
Susan W. Smith

R. B. ‘Ratch’ Wallace: ‘Captain Hollywood’

“By early morning, the wind was still blowing hard,” said Mate Emtage. “The captain and I listened to the weather report, and then he said he wasn’t feeling well. I noticed his colour was off . . .

Volume 19, Issue 4, April 2024
Brian Johnson

“Miss Scarlett” - a 1929 52-Foot Motor Yacht from the Roaring 20’s

For two years, I have wanted to write an article for my column on the 52-foot motor yacht "Miss Scarlett". Thanks to owner Rob Reddick, my bucket list wish came true last fall.

Volume 19, Issue 2, February 2024
Rick Casali

Air Boat Trip to The Gananoque Shooting Club

Date: January 1966: From Clayton, NY, to Grindstone Island on the ice was about a 15 minute drive under good conditions.

Volume 19, Issue 2, February 2024
Manley L. Rusho

From the Editor, January 2024!

Why the ! Mark? Plus Seaway closes; Save the River Weekend; Tribute to Dennis Honeywell; and more.

Volume 19, Issue 1, January 2024
Susan W. Smith

The Origins of Gananoque, Part Two

“Gananoque has with justice been called the Birmingham of Eastern Ontario, the Gananoque River furnishing an almost unlimited waterpower . . . thus passing from one factory to another as motive power in setting in motion the wheels of industry.

Volume 19, Issue 1, January 2024
Paul Coté

Patriot Chronicles: Nepotism and Mr. Noyes

After the Patriot War of 1838, 150 men were captured, convicted of high treason and then sent to Australia as prisoners. This is the story of one of those who was responsible for these prisoners.

Volume 19, Issue 1, January 2024
John C. Carter