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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

Ferry Boats: "James W. Curran" and "John A. McPhail" Lost at Sea

The mate grabbed the brake wheel and started leaning on it. “Billy!” he yelled above the din, “Tell the skipper to back down! We’re gonn’a lose ...”

Volume 15, Issue 6, June 2020
Brian Johnson

Preserving Memories During Covid

Nothing will bring smiles and chuckles faster than seeing family and friends from long ago and sharing important memories.

Volume 15, Issue 6, June 2020
David Powers

Unexpected Journey, Part II

In May 2019, I wrote my first story for Thousand Islands Life, "Unexpected Journey," and received nice comments and compliments. I felt so h

Volume 15, Issue 6, June 2020
Janet Guerrero D’Alessandro

STR's News, Including a Screen Door Heron

A magnificent Great Blue Heron, created by artist Doug Drumm, now graces Save The River’s front door,

Volume 15, Issue 6, June 2020
John Peach

Fields of Hope, in the Thousand Islands

Fields of Hope is a photography farm project which turned into a book. It is a collection of images that celebrate farmers in the Thousand Islands

Volume 15, Issue 6, June 2020
Andrée Thorpe

Recalling the Days of Rafting on the St. Lawrence River

In the 1860’s Canada’s export timber trade rose to its greatest height. Every port on Lake Ontario had its crews of raftsmen in season.

Volume 15, Issue 6, June 2020
Richard Palmer

Wrecks in Jefferson County

The waters of Jefferson County have one of the largest collections of freshwater shipwrecks anywhere in the Great Lakes system.

Volume 15, Issue 5, May 2020
Dennis McCarthy