Volume 19, Issue 6, June 2024

14 articles filled with interesting information and news! Please do not blink or it will be September. [Photo © Ian Coristine/1000IslandsPhotoArt.com]

From the Editor, June 2024!

Happy Father's Day! Thanks for the great weather! And important Blind Bay News from TILT. Please read and take action. Also, Canadian capital gains tax laws may affect you, so read this too.

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Susan W. Smith

Blind Bay Public Meeting

The River community must stay unified with its message to Site It Right. TILT, STR, and the Blind Bay Coalition emphasize the importance of community involvement in protecting Blind Bay’s environment and preserving the waterfront character.

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Jake Tibbles

“Wanna Be Islands”

The crystal-clear waters of early spring provide an excellent opportunity to view some “Wanna Be Islands” (shoals) in the St. Lawrence River.

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Larry Asam

Every Barn Has One

Every barn has one, some have two. What I am describing is a barn gutter, a place for cows to dispose of their digested hay or grain.

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Manley L. Rusho

Preserving My Father’s Legacy, One Photograph at a Time

As Dad entered his twilight years, the passion for photography slowly faded away and his enormous collection of slides began to collect dust on boxes piled high in the basement. . .

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Tom King

Amazing Links to the Thousand Islands - Even Murder

A simple email brought back memories of my research into Batterman's Point and the mysterious death of Winnie Bird in far-off Switzerland... Steve Krask gives us new information and we are honored to share it now.

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Steve Krask

The perfect Tipsy Goat

Perfect for a summer outing, a cup of coffee, a cold beer, or even a glass of wine. Perfect as you’re not fighting the traffic or traffic lights of a big city – but rather, you’ve discovered The Tipsy Goat in Lansdowne, ON, just a few minutes north of the 401 at exit #659, in the Thousand Islands.

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Susan W. Smith

The Story of the Miss St. Lawrence

As the era of steamboats died out, a new breed of fast, sleek boats powered by gasoline engines rose to take their place. This is the story of one such boat that still plies the waters that bears her name: "Miss St. Lawrence".

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Tom Frauenheim

The Revenue Cutter "Salmon P. Chase"

Research about the Salmon P. Chace, a Revenue Cutter built to ply the Northern Lakes to prevent smuggling from Canada in 1965.

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Richard Palmer

Discovering Rogers Passage Through the Islands in 1760

After years of dedicated research and exploration, I have successfully charted the most plausible path that Major Rogers' expedition might have taken through the Thousand Islands. It has been a fascinating and challenging quest

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Jerry Knitis

Finding Peace in Nature: The Path to Mental Well-Being

“Have you reached nirvana yet?” my family and friends often joke, acknowledging the tranquility that nature offers.

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Bridgett McCann

Sudoku Puzzles, #201, #202, #203 & #204

Can you imagine! We are now in the #200s. #201, #202, #203 & #204! That means that those of us who have (or haven't) solved the puzzles can take a big Bow...

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Dan LeKander

Episode 8 Roscoe and the Invasion of the River Rats

On one such hot afternoon, Roscoe was lounging on the ledge beside his exercise rock, just inside the mouth of his cave, alternately reading boying adventure magazines and dozing, when heavy raindrops startled him awake. . .

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Sarah Bodine

Call for Recipes: A Mojito-Sangria

This month Glennis Newton took up the challenge of the Call for Recipes. Her suggestion is a delicious Mojito-Sangria.

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