Places

Dog Tales from Days of Yore

As I troll through the newspaper archives I see that dogs and the River has been a tradition for over a hundred years.

Volume 14, Issue 11, November 2019
Lynn E. McElfresh

Patriot Chronicles: The Sad and Strange Story of John Berry

Locally, John Berry was known as an “ardent Patriot,” and he was regarded as a strong supporter of Republican causes.

Volume 14, Issue 11, November 2019
John C. Carter

About Mary Island...

Have you ever wondered about Mary Island and the canal that separates it from Wellesley Island?

Volume 14, Issue 11, November 2019
Linda Twichell

Thousand Islands Cup 2019

The Gar Wood Speedster race took the competitors over part of the Chippewa Yacht Club’s 1905 Gold Cup course. Spectators gathered in a flotilla off the front of Oak Island. Other guests enjoyed the event from nearby Owatonna, Rob Roy and Ojibway Islands.

Volume 14, Issue 11, November 2019
John Kunz

Wooden Boat Experience, Videos by Scott Ouderkirk

Scott has also produced a 5-part series of videos on "The Wooden Boat."

Volume 14, Issue 11, November 2019
Scott Ouderkirk

Sara’s Surprise, a new book by Susan G Mathis

When Sara becomes the assistant pastry chef, her boss abuses her in lots of ways, as was all-too common in 1873. Women had no recourse and often feared ...

Volume 14, Issue 11, November 2019
Susan G. Mathis

Ghost Stories

Islanders at the turn of the century didn’t wait until Halloween to enjoy ghosts. Ghost parties and ghost dances were popular...

Volume 14, Issue 10, October 2019
Lynn E. McElfresh

Regretting a Rut in the Water

I have heard that the only difference between a rut and a grave is their dimensions. This may be overstating things a bit, but we definitely fell ...

Volume 14, Issue 10, October 2019
Donald Middleton

Oh Captain, Our Captain - Joanne Crack

When the news broke of her passing in September, most of those who knew Jo were shocked, or even blind-sided, by her quick departure from the dock of life.

Volume 14, Issue 10, October 2019
Michael Folsom, Suzy Austin, Brian Johnson and Lynda Crothers

Sense of Place...

Define a "Sense of Place..." It was a beautiful day. People were out and about. Late in the afternoon there was a concert on a neighbor’s lawn...

Volume 14, Issue 10, October 2019
Susan Schongalla

Starting to Face Climate Change

I put up a petition using this picture of a flooded boathouse and in short order found that a lot of us supported something that would encourage action.

Volume 14, Issue 10, October 2019
Sherry L. B. Johnson

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