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Articles from February 2012

TI Life in February, 2012

TI Life in February, 2012

It’s mid-winter but it does not feel like it as there is little snow, even in the North Country. In this article we have some lovely images from photographers: Lillian and Paul Cooledge, Dennis McCarthy, Fred Guild, and Debbie Hirshey. We also introduce a new page, "Excursions", with a "Ride up the Rideau" by Tad Clark and invite readers to join our twitter @TILife.
by: Susan W. Smith
The Doctor is in

The Doctor is in

This doctor doesn't just make house calls. Dr. Dick Withington, known around this stretch of the River simply as 'Doc,' ...
by: Kim Lunman
2011 Seaway Recap

2011 Seaway Recap

Where has the winter gone? Or better yet, where was it, to begin with? The 2011 shipping season managed to sail away un...
by: Michael Folsom
“Show Girl”, a Thousand Islands Classic

“Show Girl”, a Thousand Islands Classic

"Show Girl" is the name of a pristine vintage launch that was built in the shop of the Hutchinson Brothers Boat Works in 1921
by: Anthony Mollica Jr.
Washington Island’s Wreck

Washington Island’s Wreck

The 1876 St. Lawrence River Chart No 6, drawn by the US Army Corps of Engineers, listed a wreck off Washington Island in...
by: Dennis McCarthy
Ogdensburg’s Own Automobile

Ogdensburg’s Own Automobile

Orders were received for the Dunn Motor Works vehicle from as far away as India and China.
by: John Peach
The “Cangarda” Story

The “Cangarda” Story

There is, probably, no steam yacht on the St. Lawrence River that brought more delight to passengers, or spectators, tha...
by: Dick Sherwood
Searching for a Pirate's Lost Lair

Searching for a Pirate's Lost Lair

In 1838, William "Pirate Bill" Johnston served as admiral in the rebel forces that repeatedly attacked Upper Canada, and...
by: Shaun J. McLaughlin
Ice Fishing Anyone?

Ice Fishing Anyone?

On Saturday, January 28th, Alexandria Bay held their Annual Ice Fishing Derby. Each year Ice Fishermen (and women) and y...
by: David Pritt
“Shall We Gather at the River” by Hannah Connolly

“Shall We Gather at the River” by Hannah Connolly

The Grindstone Island community gathers for the last church service of the season, hand in hand, around the old poplar t...
by: Hannah Connolly
The “Titanic” and Grindstone

The “Titanic” and Grindstone

One hundred years ago, 14 April 1912 the RMS Titanic sank in the icy waters of the North Atlantic, 1,514 perished. Consi...
by: Rex Ennis
Ready for the War of 1812?

Ready for the War of 1812?

If well coordinated, the St. Lawrence region is perfectly poised to foster a unique brand of heritage tourism...
by: Alicia Wanless