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14 Articles this month - Summer is still here! Enjoy and stay safe! [Photo by Ian Coristine and courtesy of 1000IslandsPhotoArt.com]

From the Editor, August 2023

14 articles plus Editor's news, Boat Names contest, tribute to Tom Tinney and memorable photos.

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Susan W. Smith

The Resurrection of Comfort Island

I concluded my 2015 history/memoire about Comfort Island with the passage: “Goodbye Dear Comfort. May you flourish again in the years to come.”

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Tad Clark

Two Artists Work Differently Together

Christine Tisa and Scott Ouderkirk have spent the last several decades creating art about and around the Thousand Islands. Many people in the area own and display each artist’s work, but few of those people would think of the two artists’ work as similar . . .

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Scott Ouderkirk & Christine Tisa

Blind Bay and CBP's Proposal

Even to the casual observer, Blind Bay is an environmentally sensitive area. It is extremely disturbing that US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) appears solely focused on establishing a large facility specifically in this fragile area . . .

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Larry Asam

Fly Research Yields Possible Trauma Treatment

All about new research on fruit flies - with surprising results - on flies dropping like flies when they see dropped flies . . . (Editor says: There may be help in my summer kitchen!)

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Paul Hetzler

George Hood Remembered

On July 17, 2023 family and friends gathered at the Gananoque Golf and Country Club to celebrate the life of George Newton Hood, ON, on June 30, 2023, at the age of 67.

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Jonathan Horlick

Traveling to the Thousand Islands by Stagecoach

The party reached Depauville on Saturday, where they spent a "horrid" night. They left Depauville at 4 am, drove through to Clayton, and were met by an immense crowd.

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Richard Palmer

More than Passing Ships

The Seaway is more than ships passing through the Thousand Islands. It is a powerful economic engine for 110 ports in eight US States and two Canadian Province.

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Cary R. Brick

The Rope Swing

Manley wrote this poem about the rope swing that hung for many years on the Rusho property on Grindstone Island. The rope hung high . . .

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Manley L. Rusho

TILT Conserves Garlock Bay, Protects Water Quality, Rare Habitats

Though not officially labeled as Garlock Bay on navigation charts or USGS topo maps, the scenic embayment behind buoy “205” claims its name from decades of ownership and diligent stewardship by the Garlock family of Alexandria Bay . . .

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Jake Tibbles

Mallorytown's Special Guest Artist, Mance Granberg

Mance Granberg is a Wolastoqiyik/Abenak artist who explores the relationships between people, animals, and plants and his paintings are rich with spiritual imagery and symbolism.

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Martha Stroud

Hydroplane and Classic Car Show 2023

On July 22nd the Chippewa Bay Maritime Museum hosted its 3rd annual Hydroplane and Classic Car Show. There were cars and hydroplanes there that were nearly 100 years old.

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John Kunz

Fall Excursion to The Wild Center!

Where can you go this fall that has enchanting foliage, adorable animal ambassadors, a plethora of outdoor activities, and the opportunity for people of all ages to learn about the world around them?

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Mary Eggert

Sudoku Puzzles 161, 162, 163, & 164

We start with a Sudoku puzzle in progress, where it appears that there are no more obvious or not-so-obvious clues . . .

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Dan LeKander