Volume 16, Issue 10, October 2021

15 articles for you to enjoy in October. [Photo © Photo Ian Coristine/1000IslandsPhotoArt.com]

From the Editor - Sad News and Good News

We say a sad goodbye to Bill Stallan, our "TI Life Comma Guy". We celebrate Covid Vaccination statistics and the US Border opening and meet the new TI Life Team!

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Susan W. Smith

"Doing Something Small for Others . . ."

This summer I wrote a post thinking it would be nice not to go out in the early morning alone and it would be nice to share with people who may not have had this opportunity before.

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Doug Tulloch & Brian Hudon

Reflections

Doug McKenzie pays tribute to Ian Coristine's photograph as our way of saying thanks to Ian and his love of the Thousand Islands

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Doug McKenzie

Giving Chase: Shipwatching on the St. Lawrence

Ships interest people for various reasons. There are those drawn to their technical features, or their economic role, or in the cargoes they carry . . .

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Craig I. Stevenson

Not exactly your grandfather’s Peregrine

The Peregrine Falcon has benefited the most, in certain regions, from the efforts of human hands . . .

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Gerry Smith

What’s in a Name? Trails, Channels and Golf

Those of you who know me, know I like to explore! And this summer my explorations gave me time to reflect on "What's in a Name."

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Stewart Dutfield

"Romeo & Annette"; The life, times, and sad fate of the Ferry "Upper Canada"

So today she sits, waits, and rusts away in the mud, forgotten like a broken, abandoned old vehicle in some equally forgotten, overgrown back field.

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Brian Johnson

Rosborough River Rendezvous

The 2021 Rosborough Rendezvous was held in Clayton, NY, and the Thousand Islands. Boats in the armada came from Florida, Maine, and Michigan . . .

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Robert Russell

Book Review: "From Bad to Verse . . . plus . . . Something in the Air", by John Scott Cowan

"It's just not possible to write serious stuff all the time. . . " Plus "I’m not at ease in the air; every time a plane banks more than 45 degrees I still get tense . . . "

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Susan W. Smith

Book Review: A St. Lawrence Summer, by Helen Cardamone

As you approach the Thousand Island Bridge, you hear, "Who can see the water first? There is a secret crevice between trees that offers a first glance that you always struggle to find.

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Susan W. Smith

A Farewell from Alaina Young

Winding through the woods, I looked for a rock marker to let me know where to turn and find my cottage . . .

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Alaina Young

Tributes by Gananoque's Poet Laureate

We see smoke and we panic - Fire makes us freeze with fear - We dial 911 and in minutes - These people readily appear . . .

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Gretchen Huntley

A REAL River Ghost Story

What follows is a true story. You are free to believe it or not, but it did actually happen.

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1000 Islands

The Witch of Wellesley Island, Chapter 7: What Lies Within

Sarah was irritated. She wasn't thrilled to be standing before a gigantic castle door on a dreary November afternoon, and she was beginning to worry about the long trip home . . .

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Patrick Metcalf

Sudoku Puzzle #92 & #93

This “impossible” puzzle was chosen to illustrate the importance of taking your time when you think you have all obvious answers . . .

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Dan LeKander