People

End of Year Thousand Islands High School Speeches...

Our alma mater reads “From bridge to lighthouse we are joined with common goal in mind." Our two small River towns have taught us strength in amiability and the importance of intimacy. Just like the River flows, we have flowed through 13 years of school together.

Volume 14, Issue 7, July 2019
Madyson Amo, Emily Locke & Sabrina Burns

Reviving Zenda Farms!

In celebration of Zenda Farms’ progress and goals, internationally-renowned Steinway artist Ann Sweeten is playing a benefit concert titled Across the Midnight Sky...

Volume 14, Issue 7, July 2019
Rebecca Dahl

Spectacle Shoal and Red Horse Rock Lighthouses

Spectacle Shoal and Red Horse Rock were among nine lighthouses established in 1856 when the government decided that lighting the Canadian Thousand Islands was a priority.

Volume 14, Issue 7, July 2019
Mary Alice Snetsinger

Tom Comstock; from Wells Island to History’s Pages

Recounting the memoirs of Thomas Comstock, known as Tom, a well-known oarsman from Alexandria Bay.

Volume 14, Issue 6, June 2019
Linda Twichell

The Captain's TI Park Lot 214

According to the abstract of title pertaining to our lots, Lot 214, where our cottage is sited, was leased by Capt. Brown from the Thousand Island Camp Meeting Association on June 26, 1909.

Volume 14, Issue 6, June 2019
Raymond Kowalski

Coast Garden Pizza

The Coast Guard provides in important service to boaters. It is pretty safe to say that if you are a habitual boater, you will have to call on their services at least once in your boating lifetime.

Volume 14, Issue 6, June 2019
Nicole Hartshorn

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