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Articles from April 2013

TI Life in April ‘13

TI Life in April ‘13

Lots of news … First, take a stand-up Jet-Ski ride over ice and water… Our Kim Lunman writes for "BoatUSA" and I introduce our April contributors. The Canadian Park Islands have a new name and we have an update on water levels. We thank those who leave comments for they often lead to new stories about the 1000 Islands…
by: Susan W. Smith
Flying Solo; the Felicity McKendry story

Flying Solo; the Felicity McKendry story

"Enough of that! Now for the really thrilling news... I soloed on Sunday, April 29! Yip, I SOLOed!
by: Brian Johnson
The Enduring Popularity of Lyman Boats

The Enduring Popularity of Lyman Boats

Among boaters that enjoy using their vintage craft frequently, Lyman boats seem to hold a very unique position. Many woo...
by: Anthony Mollica Jr.
Jack Malette and Tomahawk

Jack Malette and Tomahawk

During the summer of 1912, Ralph Britton of Gananoque, Canada’s foremost canoe expert, had won every sailing race of the...
by: Karen Wand
Imagine the Thousand Islands without shoal markers…

Imagine the Thousand Islands without shoal markers…

My father, Keith Taylor loved to talk about the early TIA days. He was one of the original boaters who attended the Augu...
by: John Taylor
Summer 2013  –  We are underway

Summer 2013 – We are underway

The 2013 season is officially up and running on all cylinders throughout the region. Ice has melted, birds have returned...
by: Michael Folsom
“Dock Spider” - Friend or Foe?

“Dock Spider” - Friend or Foe?

The dock spider has the uncanny ability to strike fear into the hearts of all but the hardiest of souls.
by: Tom King
The Burning of the “Sir Robert Peel”…

The Burning of the “Sir Robert Peel”…

“...the burning of the Sir Robert Peel Steamer, by a band of masked villains – [was] outdoing the worst deeds of the worst ...
by: John C. Carter
Bringing Back River Memories

Bringing Back River Memories

The memories most dear to me are the times I spent with my Grandfather. He was so proud to show-off his first born grandson to the River captain community in the 'Burg...
by: Philip Jellie
TALL SHIPS 1812 Tour in Brockville

TALL SHIPS 1812 Tour in Brockville

The St. Lawrence River has always been an important transportation route. During the War of 1812 the Upper St. Lawrence...
by: Alicia Wanless
Spring Symphony

Spring Symphony

The solitude and silence of the frozen sub-arctic winter sets the mind to thinking and the sharpens the senses. Without ...
by: Richard L. Withington
Clayton, Tour Boats, Alexandria Bay – 60’s Style

Clayton, Tour Boats, Alexandria Bay – 60’s Style

So what's different? Who out there remembers the 1000 Islands from the 60's and can compare it to today? Let me take a stab at it...
by: Mike Fesko
Her Majesty’s Royal Yacht

Her Majesty’s Royal Yacht

When we travel to different corners of the world, I’m always amazed how often our experiences somehow link back to the S...
by: Lynn E. McElfresh
“Riverlicious”and the Grenville Brewery

“Riverlicious”and the Grenville Brewery

Since 2004 my family and I have been visiting our secret garden cottage retreat, on the shores of the Thousand Islands R...
by: Michelle Caron