Volume 17, Issue 3, March 2022

The St. Lawrence Seaway will open on March 22, 2022 and that means the ducks will soon be back on the River! [Photo by Ian Coristine and courtesy 1000IslandsPhotoArt.com]

DEAD WIND: A New Shana Merchant Investigator Novel by Tessa Wegert

Tessa Wegert's DEAD WIND is a new novel released in hard cover on 5 April, 2022 – just in time for a summer read! This is Tessa's third novel in a series that takes place in the Thousand Islands.

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Susan W. Smith

Muskie Spawning Grounds Endangered by Ill Conceived Project

One of the most significant remaining Thousand Islands muskie spawning beds is in danger of being ruined, by an ill conceived project proposed by US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) at Blind Bay in Fisher’s Landing, in the Town of Orleans.

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John Peach, Lindsey Leve & Lauren Eggleston

From the Editor, March '22

River photographs, TIA news of water levels, Hash over History for 150th anniversary of Clayton and a tribute to Peter Murray, Tremont Island - all part of News from the Editor

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Susan W. Smith

Water Wellness

Academic testing is like water testing in that a passing grade in one realm doesn’t apply to others. Just as an algebra exam won’t affect your history grade (or it shouldn’t) . . .

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Paul Hetzler

Memories of a Spring Duck Hunt

This was 1944, so even shot gun shells were rationed because of WWII, and there were no choices in the store as to size or brand. When we needed supplies, we would travel to Clayton and visit Nunn’s Hardware Store.

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Manley L. Rusho

State of the Art Technology at Work

On February 4, 2022, Khris and Dana Hunt, from Hunt's Dive Shop in Clayton, NY, set up a tent on the ice covering the St. Lawrence. Though the tent looked similar to the many other ice fishing tents used by fishermen every February, the Hunts were on a different mission.

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Dennis McCarthy

Potholes, Kettles, and Ponds, Oh My!

It started out as a matter of curiosity. But it ended up being an adventure. Ever since the creation of the McFarlane hiking trail, we have enjoyed an occasional hike around the field within sight of the fascinating and historic Zenda Farms.

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Patty Mondore

Rock Island Lighthouse, Part II

William (Bill) Johnston has a storied history in the Thousand Islands, and it is sometimes difficult to separate the man from the legend – or from the mythologized “pirate” celebrated at the annual Alexandria Bay “Bill Johnston Pirate Days” festival.

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Mary Alice Snetsinger

Discovering History through Social Media

One of the project highlights is the 1000 Islands History Museum’s social media program is featuring old photographs from the Civic Collection

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Zane Smith

Excursions with my Cliffe Craft

. . . And don’t forget – boats are really just “floating logs” to get you somewhere, in a certain fashion, and with a song in your heart!

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Marc Benoit

How to Restore a Wooden Cliffe Craft Boat – Marc Benoit style

Having restored three wooden boats inside and out, I’ve amassed some very useful and practical experience in boat restoration. So here I will share some of the important things that I have learned.

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Marc Benoit

Clayton's 150th: The Life of Simon G. Johnston

The Life of Simon G. Johnston - Shipbuilding was the major industry and largest employer in Clayton, NY, from the early 19th century to well into the 20th century. . .

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Richard Palmer

The Elk Whistle Warrior Society Coming This year

The Elk Whistle Warrior Society is a novel that sheds light on what is happening to the Indigenous women of Turtle Island. . .

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Rick Revelle

Sudoku Puzzles #102 & #103

Have you tried our Sudoku Puzzles? Be sure to try these and go back in time and try those presented in the past. How about Puzzle 55? Let us know how you do.

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Dan LeKander