Volume 16, Issue 3, March 2021

March is here at long last. 15 articles this month which should get us to April! [© Photo Ian Coristine/1000IslandsPhotoArt.com ]

TI Life News in March '21

We look forward to a great summer 2021. Click here to see winter and spring photographs, a summer video and the list of articles.

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Susan W. Smith

Camp Life at the American Canoe Association

While the events attracted spectators, the camp itself was a curiosity, as interesting as a circus or Wild West show.

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Lynn E. McElfresh

Ship Watching: 2020 Rewind, 2021 Fast-forward

Review of the 2020 St. Lawrence Seaway shipping season - groundings, collisions,, amazing towing jobs and lots of excitement.

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Michael Folsom

Andrew Kane: His Photography - His Art, His Passion and His Life

Andrew, Thousand Islanders on both sides of the border have by now seen — and been impressed with —- your beautiful images of this region. What was your "I'm going to do this, moment?"

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Raymond Kowalski

Birdwatching 101 & Birdhouses

Backyard birding is an activity suitable for people of all ages and physical abilities. It is also completely free.

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Hermann Samano

Mark Ellis, the Limestone, and so much more

“Hi, I’m Mark from there” (pointing at Dumfounder). And at that moment, my 30-year friendship with Mark Ellis, long-time River Rat, esteemed yacht designer, and father of the Limestone began.

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Doug McLellan

Jacob Hays, Round Island

Jacob Hays of Round Island was born into an esteemed New York City family. Unlike many of the self-made millionaires who came to the Thousan

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Linda Twichell

The Blonde Bombshell and The Iceboat

Sallie was the very definition of a blonde bombshell. Tall, shapely, blessed with thick waves of long blonde hair, and striking blue eyes that mirrored the color of the River on a perfect summer’s day.

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Tom Robbins, illustrated by Sarah Coate

Glen Elbe Farm Gift

At Glen Elbe is a farm so deeply steeped in history and so very rich in nature, that its story needs to be told .

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Don Ross

More About Minna

We discovered a little more of Minna Anthony Common's fascinating story that ends up circling back to the Thousand Islands of today!

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Patty Mondore

"A.E. Vickery" Hits a Shoal

One of the most popular dive sites on the St. Lawrence River is the remains of the sunken schooner A.E. Vickery, off Rock Island Light near Clayton.

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Richard Palmer

Food for Thought!

My beginner's luck earned the reward of dinner for my family, followed by a trip to the E.R. . . .The romance nearly ended before it began.

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Martha Grimes

The Witch of Wellesley Island, Chapter 4: What Pete Forgot

The relief that Pete and Sarah felt, as they sped through the Narrows and away from incomprehensible peril, lasted about fifteen seconds. It ended abruptly when the hull of the boat impacted something unseen . . .

Patrick Metcalf

Sudoku Puzzles #77 & #78

As a bonus, each month this year we will start with a Sudoku puzzle in progress, where it appears there are no more obvious or not-so-obvious clues.

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Dan LeKander

Excursions in the Pacific Ocean, Part 2

In Part I, some readers thought there should be no problem with a flood tide that gets you "back to the launch ramp" when the wind drops to zero, but . . .

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Derek Innes