Places

About the "Cottage on Stilts of Light" on Murray Isle

About the "Cottage on Stilts of Light" on Murray Isle; who lived there and when! The Hon. Henry Spicer, Col. James T. Watson & Hannah Watson, woman suffrage.

Volume 15, Issue 11, November 2020
Lynn E. McElfresh

Happy River

Never has a ship that frequents the St. Lawrence Seaway been more appropriately named. I would guess it is one of the most photographed ships on the River ...

Volume 15, Issue 11, November 2020
Patty Mondore

"The Orchards" on Grindstone Island

My family was fortunate to have owned "The Orchards" on Grindstone Island.

Volume 15, Issue 11, November 2020
Rick Casali

Captain Best, 'The Hermit of Wigwam Cove'

One of the most interesting characters who once lived in a small cabin at the edge of Lake Ontario on Sandy Pond was Captain George Best, commonly known as the "Hermit of Wigwam Cove."

Volume 15, Issue 11, November 2020
Richard Palmer

Thousand Islands Cup 2020

A perfect day for the 2020 Chippewa Yacht Club's Gold Cup Race... but apparently Murphy (and his law) had found a temporary spot on the Thousand Islands Cup Race Committee...

Volume 15, Issue 10, October 2020
John Kunz

Part of the Garden Island Story

There are many aspects to the story: world history, international politics, economics, and means of transport using wooden ships are a big part of the Garden Island story beginning in the 1820s.

History
John Stencell

Everything You Need is Already Here...

...We were walking around the back of the island, sister, cousin, dog, and me, when Georgia rolled her left ankle on the uneven path.

Volume 15, Issue 10, October 2020
Patricia Carpenter

All About Lynn McElfresh & Her Books

We want to know just who you are and why are you writing nine novels about the Thousand Islands and your special Grenell Island?

Volume 15, Issue 9, September 2020
Susan W. Smith

Many Journeys - One connection - The River

I’m a firm believer that you can live anywhere as long as you have happiness...

Volume 15, Issue 9, September 2020
Janet Guerrero D’Alessandro

The Fawn that Came in out of the Rain

The fawn arrived exhausted on shaky legs on the shore of Grenell Island in the St. Lawrence River. Our daughter named him Pete.

Volume 15, Issue 8, August 2020
Lynn E. McElfresh

A COVID-19 Convocation

We began to plan a special event to honour Ben and Jonathan’s successful completion of their respective Masters degrees as a surprise to them

Volume 15, Issue 8, August 2020
Carolyn Pratt

A Sailboat For My Son

When my son is older I hope he takes with him, a little of the wisdom that Florence and the River have so graciously offered.

Volume 15, Issue 8, August 2020
Patrick Metcalf

Communities: Chippewa Bay

Chippewa Bay has a rich history of hunting and fishing.

Volume 15, Issue 8, August 2020
John Kunz

Grenell Island’s Chapel First Wedding

On a Wednesday afternoon in August 1904, Lillian May Stoddard was the first bride to ever be married in the Grenell Island Chapel. Everyone on the island was invited.

Volume 15, Issue 7, July 2020
Lynn E. McElfresh

Finding Grandma

Fleeing the Great Hunger – From Queen’s County, Ireland to Wolfe Island, Canada West - Finding Our GGGG Grandparents

Volume 15, Issue 7, July 2020
April Johnson DiRinaldo & Brian Johnson

Early Families of Westminster Park: The Twichell Family, Part 2

Is the River your Camelot? I refer to that magical kingdom of King Arthur, where the goal was “happy-ever-after-ing"!

Volume 15, Issue 7, July 2020
Linda Twichell

The Making of "Drain the American Revolution" on Carleton Island and Cape Vincent

On Tuesday, June 2nd, 2020, National Geographic released the TV program “Drain The American Revolution”. Two British ships, The HMS Ontario and HMS Haldimand are included.

Volume 15, Issue 7, July 2020
Kathi and Dennis McCarthy

A Stink of Mink

A group of minks saw this opening as an invitation: “Welcome! Spend your winter here.”

Volume 15, Issue 6, June 2020
Lynn E. McElfresh