Volume 17, Issue 6, June 2022

We have 11 articles this month - be sure to leave comments or ask questions. [Photo by Ian Coristine and courtesy 1000IslandsPhotoArt.com]

"Dishing It Up" with May Irwin - Her Lost Cooking Columns

These articles may have been lost to time if they hadn’t been discovered and preserved by a chance meeting with Karen Killian. Karen has made it her personal mission to preserve the history of the Thousand Islands. . .

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Emily St. Marie with Karen Killian

From the Editor, June '22

Tributes to Dr. Richard Withington and Dr. Art Pearson, Events: Half Moon Bay, Splash 22, Theodore the Tub Boat, Boat and Car Show, Clayton's Opera House and Thousand Islands Playhouse 40th!

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Susan W. Smith

Memories of our Little Bay on Grindstone Island

Growing up on the little bay on the south side of Grindstone Island, where the Lower Town Landing is located, there were five boathouses that provided shelter from the west winds.

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Manley L. Rusho

Call the Dogs off the Lions

Why do we hate lions? For reasons beyond any logic that I can see, most Westerners have been brainwashed by the lawn-care industry to believe that dandelions are posies non grata in our landscapes.

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Paul Hetzler

Spongy Moth Caterpillars Infest the Thousand Islands

Last year saw an infestation of Spongy Moth Caterpillars (formerly Gypsy Moth) and as we head into summer, it is apparent that our latest plague has returned in our area . . .

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Chris Piering

Meet S. Gerald Ingerson and his Woods

This is a story about a generous and humble man, S. Gerald Ingerson, who grew up and raised his family in the Thousand Islands.

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Terra Bach

A New Role for an Old Punt, by Emily Holt

The old red punt was always a part of my memories of my summer home, Long Point, on Grindstone Island. Daddy (WDC Wright) bought the cottage in 1923 and it seems that the boat came with it . . .

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Emily Wright Holt

Crossing the Border - Not as complicated as it seems..

As part of Canada’s efforts to reduce the spread of Covid 19, the ArriveCAN app has been developed by Canada Border Patrol (CBP) and the Canada Public Health Agency (CPHA). There is also information about entering the USA by boat.

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Janet Smith Staples

Why does the Turtle cross the Road?

Why do turtles cross the road in the first place? Roads are one of the least safe places for turtles – road mortality is the second largest reason for turtle population loss – so why do we constantly find them there?

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Nikki Kempen

Wreck of The "Janet"

A voyage that started out as a pleasure cruise, to attend a regatta from Kington to Cape Vincent and French Creek (Clayton) on August 14, 1851, came to a tragic end when the yacht Janet overturned during a squall, drowning 17 women and two men

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Richard Palmer

An Interview with Thousand Islands Gilded Age author Susan G. Mathis

Good news for summer reading. Author Susan G. Mathis has published another novel about the Thousand Islands, and more specifically about the area of Calumet Island.

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Susan W. Smith

Sudoku Puzzles #110, #111, & #112

Once again Dan LeKander provides you with a challenge - three puzzles this month. Good luck!

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Dan LeKander