Sports

The Little Red Punt

They are the old-fashioned, small, now often overlooked, boats that generations of River people have relied on for transportation—or just for fun.

Volume 16, Issue 2, February 2021
Tom Robbins with illustrations by Sarah Coate

My First Boat Sank!

Yes, I found the perfect boat for sailing among the Thousand Islands. An old mariner once said, “Sailing these boats is better than dreaming.”

Volume 16, Issue 2, February 2021
Robert Charron

Sudoku #75 & #76

A special treat awaits you this month. The “Clueless?” series continues, challenging you to think outside the box!

Volume 16, Issue 2, February 2021
Dan LeKander

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

Sudoku Puzzle #72

I realized that over the last five years of monthly Sudoku articles, there has not been an occasion to introduce a puzzle requiring Step 8, which is “An Expansion of Dan’s Close Relationship Challenge”.

Volume 15, Issue 12, December 2020
Dan LeKander

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

Sudoku Puzzle #71

The Editor asked for an easier puzzle, so this month we will please her. There are no advanced techniques, Steps 6-8, required, but you will need to play your “A” game to solve.

Volume 15, Issue 11, November 2020
Dan LeKander

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

"Forty Love" Chris Craft 24 Sportsman

Patricia Parry has owned her 1948 Chris Craft 24 Sportsman “Forty Love” for many years -- all filled with great memories.

Volume 15, Issue 10, October 2020
Rick Casali

Sudoku Puzzle #70

Great bass fishing on the St. Lawrence River is calling, so this “impossible” puzzle will be short!

Volume 15, Issue 10, October 2020
Dan LeKander

“Rumba” a “New” 14-foot Runabout

After sitting unfinished for 60 years in a barn near Erie, Pennsylvania, a 14 1/2-foot runabout was launched and christened on the St. Lawrence River.

Volume 15, Issue 9, September 2020
Rick Casali

Sudoku Puzzle #69

This month’s “impossible” puzzle features a fresh look at uncovering a not-so-obvious answer!

Volume 15, Issue 9, September 2020
Dan LeKander

More than a $tamp on an Envelope...

Folklore, Stamp collecting, a 1915 Classic Hutchinson, and… You Might Have a Pot of Canadian Seaway Gold in Your Attic!

Volume 15, Issue 8, August 2020
Cary R. Brick

Wooden Bridge

The memory of the Rideau Canal in 1971... brings me to 2020 and wanting to know if it is open?

Volume 15, Issue 8, August 2020
Dan Mack

A Sailboat For My Son

When my son is older I hope he takes with him, a little of the wisdom that Florence and the River have so graciously offered.

Volume 15, Issue 8, August 2020
Patrick Metcalf

Sudoku Puzzle #68

August is in full swing. What a great time to tackle another “impossible” puzzle.

Volume 15, Issue 8, August 2020
Dan LeKander

"Miss Kingston" – Grande Dame of the Thousand Islands

One of the most distinctive and elegant tour boats that cruised the 1000 Islands in the last half of the twentieth century was Miss Kingston

Volume 15, Issue 7, July 2020
Tom King

The Making of "Drain the American Revolution" on Carleton Island and Cape Vincent

On Tuesday, June 2nd, 2020, National Geographic released the TV program “Drain The American Revolution”. Two British ships, The HMS Ontario and HMS Haldimand are included.

Volume 15, Issue 7, July 2020
Kathi and Dennis McCarthy