Volume 18, Issue 10, October 2023

14 articles this month. [Photo from the Ian Coristine Collection, © Photo Ian Coristine/1000IslandsPhotoArt.com]

From the Editor, October 2023

Closing instructions; tribute to John Tucker; Sad news: Neville Johnston, Margaret Chitty; and D. Barton Haxall. Reminder to submit articles Reminder to submit articles and can you identify a house in Hammond?

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Susan W. Smith

The Lyman Obsession

Several interviews with photographs with Lyman owners asking, "What is it about Lyman?" Each answer seems perfect and logical.

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Larry Asam

130 Years of Armstrong - Street Friendships

Happy 90th, Skippy. We go back awhile. Skippy, our cottages go back a lot further than 78 years, and I wondered if there might be an untold story here that could be created for you on this birthday. So, with the help of two Gananoque researchers . . .

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Robert H. Street

1953 Chris Craft 28 Express “Muskie”

In the Thousand Islands, boats and boating families are fiercely connected. One such wooden classic is a 1953 Chris Craft 28 Express named “Muskie”.

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Rick Casali

The Singapore Trader's Voyage ends on Shoal Near Clayton

The 'Singapore Trader' Carrying Christmas Decorations From Hong Kong to New York City Took an Unplanned Detour To Detroit That Came to an Abrupt End on Shoals Near Clayton, NY.

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Cary R. Brick

Letter to the Editor: A Resident's Lament

Over the last eight years, however, this beauty and serenity has been horribly disrupted by the ever expanding industrialization of our neighbour, Kehoe Marine Construction.

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Roswitha Baker

The One That Got Away

Cruising along, I am still lost in thoughts of tomorrow, afraid of failure, and of letting my family down. Suddenly, a fish hits the Pikie lure as I was right opposite Sugar Island.

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Manley L. Rusho

Trapping Beaver, a Photo Essay

Jan Brabant photographed local Clayton trapper Don Marshall as he made his way out to his traps, collected his catch and then processed them.

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Jan Brabant

Thousand Islands Adventures

The engine turned over but did not start. My Dad, getting annoyed, jumped aboard, brushed my sister to the leeward side of the boat, and went to start the engine. What happened next was like something out of a horror story.

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Alexandra O’Rourke

Mint and Maple: Nature’s Memory Medicine

Eating ice cream on a regular basis helps combat Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia, according to recent studies. At least that’s how I interpret the results.

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Paul Hetzler

Tibbett’s Point Lighthouse

The oldest of the lighthouses in the Thousand Islands, Tibbett’s Point was first built in 1827, and was so named because the 3-acre lighthouse site was once part of a 600-acre parcel of land granted to Capt. John Tibbett (or Tibbetts).

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Mary Alice Snetsinger

“Dishing it Up” with May Irwin— New Dish Discoveries!

To explain how this book began, we must go back in time to the 1990s, Karen Killian had answered the call for volunteers to clean up the TI Museum's basement. While tidying up, she came across a box of torn, dirty, and musty old newspapers from NYC.

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Emily St. Marie with Karen Killian

Chapel at Westminster Park, 1892

In August 1891, plans for the new chapel at Westminster were accepted and arrangements with the managers of the N. Y. Central and the Rome, Watertown & Ogdensburg railroads to transport the building materials at no charge were completed.

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Linda Twichell

Sudoku Puzzles #169, #170, #171 & #172

Welcome to another month of something-for-every Sudoku enthusiast.

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Dan LeKander