Places

A Stink of Mink

A group of minks saw this opening as an invitation: “Welcome! Spend your winter here.”

Volume 15, Issue 6, June 2020
Lynn E. McElfresh

Ferry Boats: "James W. Curran" and "John A. McPhail" Lost at Sea

The mate grabbed the brake wheel and started leaning on it. “Billy!” he yelled above the din, “Tell the skipper to back down! We’re gonn’a lose ...”

Volume 15, Issue 6, June 2020
Brian Johnson

Preserving Memories During Covid

Nothing will bring smiles and chuckles faster than seeing family and friends from long ago and sharing important memories.

Volume 15, Issue 6, June 2020
David Powers

Unexpected Journey, Part II

In May 2019, I wrote my first story for Thousand Islands Life, "Unexpected Journey," and received nice comments and compliments. I felt so h

Volume 15, Issue 6, June 2020
Janet Guerrero D’Alessandro

STR's News, Including a Screen Door Heron

A magnificent Great Blue Heron, created by artist Doug Drumm, now graces Save The River’s front door,

Volume 15, Issue 6, June 2020
John Peach

Fields of Hope, in the Thousand Islands

Fields of Hope is a photography farm project which turned into a book. It is a collection of images that celebrate farmers in the Thousand Islands

Volume 15, Issue 6, June 2020
Andrée Thorpe

Recalling the Days of Rafting on the St. Lawrence River

In the 1860’s Canada’s export timber trade rose to its greatest height. Every port on Lake Ontario had its crews of raftsmen in season.

Volume 15, Issue 6, June 2020
Richard Palmer

Wrecks in Jefferson County

The waters of Jefferson County have one of the largest collections of freshwater shipwrecks anywhere in the Great Lakes system.

Volume 15, Issue 5, May 2020
Dennis McCarthy

Ghost Island Affair

Authorities were hunting for a Syracuse man, Dean Hethington, a steel executive of Globe Forge and Foundries, Inc., who had been missing for nearly three weeks.

Volume 15, Issue 4, April 2020
Lynn E. McElfresh

The Founding of Westminster Park

A day at Westminster Park will convince any that it is the most desirable summer resort on the River.

Volume 15, Issue 4, April 2020
Linda Twichell

Shipwrecks Wash Ashore on Lake Ontario’s Mexico Bay

Remains of two ships believed to be the schooners Ariadne and Hartford, wrecked in Mexico Bay during

Volume 15, Issue 4, April 2020
Richard Palmer

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