Places

Two Ferries and a Vineyard...

Every summer my wife, Jean and I celebrate our anniversary by taking a day-long bicycle ride. This year we took two rides, each in opposite directions starting from where we married in 2001 in Thousand Island Park.

Volume 14, Issue 9, September 2019
Stewart Dutfield

1,431,000 Texans: Small World Stories

In looking at the magazine a familiar picture caught my eye. It looked like the Boldt Castle Power House! Huh? YES, it was! More...

Volume 14, Issue 9, September 2019
Cary R. Brick

Save the River Action

I am asked many times a week about the causes of this summer’s high waters. I have taken to carrying this Plan 2014 Update...

Volume 14, Issue 8, August 2019
John Peach

Gananoque's Magnificent New Boathouse!

Have you noticed the magnificent new Boathouse on the Gananoque waterfront? The Thousand Islands Boat Museum has been building a tangible legacy ...

Volume 14, Issue 8, August 2019
Susanne Richter

2019.06.18 - Year of the Boot II (The Sequel)

Sequels are the bread and butter of Hollywood, so Mother Nature decided to jump on the bandwagon and create a sequel of her own. High Water once again...

Volume 14, Issue 7, July 2019
Lynn E. McElfresh

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

"The Wind in the Islands," an Animated Audio Book for River Rats...

An animated audio book version of The Wind in the Islands... Performed by Scott's daughter, Merideth, and featuring Scott's animated drawings,

Volume 14, Issue 7, July 2019
Scott Ouderkirk

Celebrating Women in the Great Outdoors at Clayton Show

Becoming an Outdoors-Woman (BOW) and Beyond BOW are training and experience programs developed in 1994

Volume 14, Issue 7, July 2019
Kara Lynn Dunn

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

South Bay

I love South Bay! It was the first section of the River I explored my first year on the island back in 1975.

Volume 14, Issue 6, June 2019
Lynn E. McElfresh

'59 Forward: An Essay on the St. Lawrence Seaway After 60 Years.

The St Lawrence, in its transformation from River to “Seaway”, took on a tone of indifference, of corporate and bureaucratic efficiency, with decisions made at a distance and on a scale far...

Volume 14, Issue 6, June 2019
Craig Irwin Stevenson

A New Day at the Old Monticello

The old Monticello turns a historic page before our very eyes as hospital emerges from hospitality.

Volume 14, Issue 6, June 2019
Wayne C. Strauss

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