Places

The River Chose Ian

The River chose Ian. And he chose to generously share it with others...

Volume 15, Ian's Issue, March 2020
Kim Lunman Grout

Raising the Bar with Ian Coristine

It seems like a lifetime ago, and I suppose it was. I started working for Ed Huck Marine in 1990, one year after their centennial celebration.

Volume 15, Ian's Issue, March 2020
Michael Cox

Ian's Wallpaper Images, Raising the Bar!

Ian Coristine brought the River to us no matter where we were from the close of the cottage until we returned - he provided a magical link with a computer Wallpaper Image on the first of the month. It was back in 2004 that it all began.

Volume 15, Ian's Issue, March 2020
Linda Twichell

Le Studio de Séguret, Petit Gîte de Charme

My wife Kristen and I first met Ian and his wife Lyne in April of 2019. We had inquired about renting their home in the Provence region in the south of France and they invited us to come

Volume 15, Ian's Issue, March 2020
Bradley Kranz

Remember Paul Malo: "Mr. Thousand Islands."

When Kim Lunman and I first met Ian Coristine, we were struck by Ian's appreciation of Paul Malo's talents the first of many times that our friend Ian showed his ability to be a connector.

Volume 15, Ian's Issue, March 2020
Kim Lunman Grout

2019 Seaway Recap

With high water levels on Lake Ontario and the St. Lawrence River, the 2019 navigation season caused for much discussion and arguments

News article
Michael Folsom

Ethos of Design – Steve Taylor and Arch Kerr

Arch Kerr was the architect, I was the builder, and I became his pupil, though I’m not sure he knew that at the time.”

Volume 15, Issue 2, February 2020
Lynn E. McElfresh

Early Families of Westminster…the Fairchilds

I claim Mr. and Mrs. DeForrest Fairchild for Westminster Park because that is where they began their River days and where they ended them.

Volume 15, Issue 2, February 2020
Linda Twichell

The Thousand Acre Challenge

TIWLT has done a lot for this area, and is about to do more with the launch of their latest initiative: The Thousand Acre Challenge.

Volume 15, Issue 1, January 2020
Calder Schweitzer

Sea Smoke Rising, A River Odyssey

It was at the intermission, when I went out on the Playhouse deck, that I discovered considerable fog on the River. I could not see our lighthouse...

Volume 15, Issue 1, January 2020
Raymond S. Pfeiffer

TI Life Small World Department - 1962

What follows is a small world experience. The story spans generations, several of the Thousand Islands, a continent, and coincidences that defy the odds...

Volume 15, Issue 1, January 2020
Tom Robbins, Don Ross, & Callie Woodman Quarrier

Phat Boy, Thousand Islands Showman

At the time of his death in 1891, Phat Boy, Edward Fredrick Babbage of Rochester, NY, age 51, was regarded as the best tour guide on the St. Lawrence River.

Volume 14, Issue 12, December 2019
Lynn E. McElfresh

A Day in the Life of Boldt Castle, circa1934

38 passengers aboard Miss St. Lawrence II, thoroughly enjoying their cruise and eagerly anticipated the upcoming stop at the world-renowned Boldt Castle. The date was August 27, 1934.

Volume 14, Issue 12, December 2019
Tom King

Halloween Storm of 2019: A Witches’ Brew First-Hand*

To know that a storm is coming is to apprehend mystery and fate... By bedtime, it was blowing a gale.

Volume 14, Issue 12, December 2019
Raymond S. Pfeiffer

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