Places

Emily Wright Holt Remembers

This winter, Emily Wright Holt, who has a 95th birthday this year, she started to record some of the stories from her past, and we, the readers of TI Life, get to listen in!

Volume 16, Issue 2, February 2021
Emily Wright Holt

Frank H. Taylor: Harper's Weekly Special Artist on Tour

Frank H. Taylor, Harper’s Weekly's "special artist" accompanied former president Ulysses S. Grant, General Philip H. Sheridan and their wives to Florida, Cuba, and Mexico in 1880.

Volume 16, Issue 2, February 2021
Nancy Gustke

DELANEY'S POINT: Before and After the Canoes

In 1883, this tract of land, known as Delaney's Point, looked very different than it does today. Decades before, loggers ...

Volume 16, Issue 1, January 2021
Lynn E. McElfresh

Casa Blanca, the setting for "Reagan's Reward"

Casa Blanca is one of the most well-preserved Gilded Age cottages along “Millionaire’s Row” in the Thousand Islands and the setting for my latest novella, "Reagan's Reward."

Volume 16, Issue 1, January 2021
Susan G. Mathis

Walkin' on the Railroad

Bob and I want to spread the word and help fund the renovations TILT is planning to make on a 60-foot historical railroad trestle...

Volume 16, Issue 1, January 2021
Patty Mondore

A.B. Munro - A Journey of Discovery

I began going through that box of pictures, books, and documents. Doing so began a journey of discovering my family's Canadian connections resulting in a fresh insight into American history and my heritage.

Volume 15, Issue 12, December 2020
Tom Hughes

Aunt Jane's Bay Regatta

It was a decidedly home-grown event. The core concept was for each household to create their own ‘float’, and participate in a ‘parade’ around the Bay.

Volume 15, Issue 12, December 2020
Tom Robbins

About the "Cottage on Stilts of Light" on Murray Isle

About the "Cottage on Stilts of Light" on Murray Isle; who lived there and when! The Hon. Henry Spicer, Col. James T. Watson & Hannah Watson, woman suffrage.

Volume 15, Issue 11, November 2020
Lynn E. McElfresh

Happy River

Never has a ship that frequents the St. Lawrence Seaway been more appropriately named. I would guess it is one of the most photographed ships on the River ...

Volume 15, Issue 11, November 2020
Patty Mondore

"The Orchards" on Grindstone Island

My family was fortunate to have owned "The Orchards" on Grindstone Island.

Volume 15, Issue 11, November 2020
Rick Casali

Captain Best, 'The Hermit of Wigwam Cove'

One of the most interesting characters who once lived in a small cabin at the edge of Lake Ontario on Sandy Pond was Captain George Best, commonly known as the "Hermit of Wigwam Cove."

Volume 15, Issue 11, November 2020
Richard Palmer

Thousand Islands Cup 2020

A perfect day for the 2020 Chippewa Yacht Club's Gold Cup Race... but apparently Murphy (and his law) had found a temporary spot on the Thousand Islands Cup Race Committee...

Volume 15, Issue 10, October 2020
John Kunz

Part of the Garden Island Story

There are many aspects to the story: world history, international politics, economics, and means of transport using wooden ships are a big part of the Garden Island story beginning in the 1820s.

History
John Stencell

Everything You Need is Already Here...

...We were walking around the back of the island, sister, cousin, dog, and me, when Georgia rolled her left ankle on the uneven path.

Volume 15, Issue 10, October 2020
Patricia Carpenter

All About Lynn McElfresh & Her Books

We want to know just who you are and why are you writing nine novels about the Thousand Islands and your special Grenell Island?

Volume 15, Issue 9, September 2020
Susan W. Smith

Many Journeys - One connection - The River

I’m a firm believer that you can live anywhere as long as you have happiness...

Volume 15, Issue 9, September 2020
Janet Guerrero D’Alessandro

The Fawn that Came in out of the Rain

The fawn arrived exhausted on shaky legs on the shore of Grenell Island in the St. Lawrence River. Our daughter named him Pete.

Volume 15, Issue 8, August 2020
Lynn E. McElfresh

A COVID-19 Convocation

We began to plan a special event to honour Ben and Jonathan’s successful completion of their respective Masters degrees as a surprise to them

Volume 15, Issue 8, August 2020
Carolyn Pratt