Places

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

Party Like It’s 1899!

Description of parties as far back as 1899 on Grenell Island in the Thousand Islands. Dances (Hops) were even more popular then!

Volume 14, Issue 1, January 2019
Lynn E. McElfresh

The Golden Age of 1000 Islands Tour Boats

Although most of these beautiful old wooden tour boats no longer ply the waters of the Thousand Islands, they will always have a special place in the region’s history.

Volume 14, Issue 1, January 2019
Tom King

Early Westminster Park Families: The Hanford Family

The cottage of George R. Hanford of Watertown was in a category of its own. It was more a house than a cottage, holding a place of prominence over Poplar Bay.

Volume 14, Issue 1, January 2019
Linda Twichell

Great Lakes–St. Lawrence Seaway 2018 in Review

A review of happenings on the St. Lawrence Seaway through the 1000 Islands for the year 2018.

Volume 14, Issue 1, January 2019
Michael Folsom & Joanne Crack

A Stroll To Reinman’s Newsstand on Clayton’s Memory Lane

Remembering Reinman's Newsstand in Clayton, NY.

Volume 14, Issue 1, January 2019
Cary R. Brick

Help Block Asian Carp

The long awaited “Great Lakes and Mississippi River – Brandon Road Integrated Feasibility Study and Environmental Impact Statement,” to block the entrance of Asian carp

Volume 14, Issue 1, January 2019
John Peach

The Sheriff of Grenell

Even fifty years ago, the need for a sheriff seemed laughable. In her July 1965 Thousand Islands Sun column, Grenell Island correspondent...

Volume 13, Issue 12, December 2018
Lynn E. McElfresh

Frank Shattuck, Tailor and More

It starts with a picture on Facebook’s Thousand Islands River Rats Now and Then page, back a couple of months ago. The picture looked like a pattern ...

Volume 13, Issue 12, December 2018
Susan W. Smith

Native Baskets

On occasion, an event would occur which caused great excitement in  the dog days of summer. Sometimes it was Captain Snider arriving with  p

Volume 13, Issue 12, December 2018
Bob Anderson

The Withington 2018 Review: Fire, Groundings… etc.

Two years ago, December 2016, I wrote a Book Review: for First Responder, by Dr. Richard Withington. I related that when...

Volume 13, Issue 12, December 2018
Richard L. Withington

Early Westminster Park Families: The Goss Family

Rosa Houghton Goss (1854- 1922) descended from a highly esteemed New England family, the Houghton’s. Her father, Reverend Daniel Clay Houghton, was the editor of the “Genesee Evangelist” and of the “American Presbyterian”,

Volume 13, Issue 12, December 2018
Linda Twichell