Places

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

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

Teen Age Memories!

Brad mentioned Cape Vincent, and I went from half paying attention to full alert status in seconds.

Volume 14, Issue 4, April 2019
Dan Mack

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

Island of Strong Women

It goes something like this. Back in the mid-18th century, two Irish girls were given the choice to either marry or become nuns.

Volume 14, Issue 3, March 2019
Lynn E. McElfresh

Early Families of Westminster Park... The Twichell's

Funny thing about personal histories… the story belongs to the teller. Have you heard someone proclaim, “My great-grandfather was the best fishing guide...

Volume 14, Issue 3, March 2019
Linda Twichell

Cole Shoal Lighthouse the Irony and the Rebuild

On July 23, 2018 the Cole Shoal Lighthouse west of Brockville was struck by lightning during a fierce storm and rapidly burned to the water line.

Volume 14, Issue 3, March 2019
Michael Milne

An Augustus Hinckley Story

The captain guided his boat by dead reckoning while his crew prayed. It was eight days before Christmas 1902, and the ship was en route from Cape Vincent to its home port, Oswego.

Volume 14, Issue 3, March 2019
Richard Palmer

What Kind of Islander Are You?

A description of living in the Thousand Islands for only one week, or as an almost-permanent islander... What kind of Islander are you?

Volume 14, Issue 2, February 2019
Lynn E. McElfresh

Early Families of Westminster Park: The J. D. Huntington Family.

Dr. J. D. Huntington, a well-known engraver, publisher, and dentist. Huntington was a deeply religious man and a passionate Prohibitionist who lived in Westminster Park, Thousand islands.

Volume 14, Issue 2, February 2019
Linda Twichell

Fifty Years of Memories

Celegrating the 50th anniversary of building two cabins on Scobea Island in the Thousand Islands for the Scott and Bean families. 50 years of good times and good memories.

Volume 14, Issue 2, February 2019
Deane C. Parkhurst