Places

Cottage Chairs

Nothing embodies the art of relaxation more than sliding back into a comfortable, wooden cottage chair, your favourite beverage resting on the wide armrest . . .

Volume 16, Issue 7, July 2021
Tom King

Crossover Island Lighthouse

Crossover Island is located a bare 1/5th of a mile south of the border, close to the point where the shipping channel crosses the international boundary. The lighthouse was needed to safely guide ships through the cluster of shoals and islands . . .

Volume 16, Issue 7, July 2021
Mary Alice Snetsinger

The Story of District #15, Grindstone's Schoolhouses

The upper school house (District #15) was built at the corner of Base Line Road and Cross Island Road, to serve the children at the upper end of Grindstone Island . . .

Volume 16, Issue 7, July 2021
Liz Raisbeck

The Westminster Chapel

In 2002, Westminster Park Residents Randy and Mary Hannah Arnot envisioned a chapel for Westminster Park and the greater River community . . .

Volume 16, Issue 7, July 2021
Linda Twichell

A Father’s Day Tale or Lifelong Memories of a Used Car Lot

“No, you got a deal,” said Jack Johnson, laughing, taking the man’s hand, feeling the spittle. “I got robbed Marv. You took advantage of this poor boy from Wolfe Island. I can’t feed my family on this.”

Volume 16, Issue 7, July 2021
Brian Johnson

Lorne Prosser – Gananoque’s Town Photographer

One thing Lorne Prosser quickly learned was that, although it is great to be a talented painter, you must also be able to earn a living to support your artistic endeavours.

Volume 16, Issue 6, June 2021
Tom King

Remembering Junie Augsbury

"We love to walk up here and sit, just look at the view on a beautiful day”. ~Junie Augsbury speaking about her River view from Black Hill on Grindstone Island.

Volume 16, Issue 6, June 2021
Betsy Fitter

“Zipper” - A Classic Express Commuter

Zipper was donated to the Antique Boat Museum by the family that owned and operated the Stroh Brewery. She was donated on the condition that Zipper be commissioned and cruised, and not sit inside the museum among the various collections that the ABM exhibits.

Volume 16, Issue 6, June 2021
Rick Casali

Summer 2021 MUST DO: A Visit to Brockville’s Aquatarium

Plan to visit Brockville's Aquatarium In person as soon as Ontario opens at Stage 3 - or RIGHT NOW virtually!

Volume 16, Issue 6, June 2021
Beth Levos

Part I: Grandmothers—And Great Aunts—of the Thousand Islands: Frances “Meema” Thompson

Born Frances Thompson, “Meema” inherited Ragnavok Island in Chippewa Bay, which had been purchased by her parents in 1889.

Volume 16, Issue 4, April 2021
Callie (Caroline) Quarrier & Hugh Quarrier

Part II: Grandmothers—And Great Aunts—of the Thousand Islands: Caroline Post Wright

Our grandmother, Caroline Wright, was known for many things, but on the St. Lawrence River she could always be identified by her signature white sailor’s cap,

Volume 16, Issue 4, April 2021
Tom Robbins, illustrated by Sarah Coate

Part III: Grandmothers—And Great Aunts—of the Thousand Island: Great Aunt Margaret Griffin

My Great Aunt, Margaret Elizabeth Griffin, was the third youngest of the eight children. . .

Volume 16, Issue 4, April 2021
John Kunz

John Nalon – Gananoque’s “Mr. History”

Forty years at the helm of the Historical Society – four to six meetings, and two newsletters per year. That’s 180 meetings, and 145 guest speakers . . . all thanks to John Nalon.

Volume 16, Issue 4, April 2021
Paul Scott

Camp Life at the American Canoe Association

While the events attracted spectators, the camp itself was a curiosity, as interesting as a circus or Wild West show.

Volume 16, Issue 3, March 2021
Lynn E. McElfresh

Mark Ellis, the Limestone, and so much more

“Hi, I’m Mark from there” (pointing at Dumfounder). And at that moment, my 30-year friendship with Mark Ellis, long-time River Rat, esteemed yacht designer, and father of the Limestone began.

Volume 16, Issue 3, March 2021
Doug McLellan

Jacob Hays, Round Island

Jacob Hays of Round Island was born into an esteemed New York City family. Unlike many of the self-made millionaires who came to the Thousa

Volume 16, Issue 3, March 2021
Linda Twichell

The Blonde Bombshell and The Iceboat

Sallie was the very definition of a blonde bombshell. Tall, shapely, blessed with thick waves of long blonde hair, and striking blue eyes that mirrored the color of the River on a perfect summer’s day.

Volume 16, Issue 3, March 2021
Tom Robbins, illustrated by Sarah Coate

Glen Elbe Farm Gift

At Glen Elbe is a farm so deeply steeped in history and so very rich in nature, that its story needs to be told .

Volume 16, Issue 3, March 2021
Don Ross