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Articles from May 2014

TI Life Happenings May ‘14

TI Life Happenings May ‘14

Click here to see an array of Spring photographs… meet five new contributors... The new book "Tall Ships of the Thousand Islands" and notice for the 15th Biennial Quilt Show; plus news about Cross Island Farm, a new twitter to follow @SeawayNNY and a new Point Vivian website…
by: Susan W. Smith
Grenell: The Garden Isle

Grenell: The Garden Isle

My mother-in-law said when she was growing up, her relatives, the Pratts didn’t allow any weeding, raking or lawn mowing...
by: Lynn E. McElfresh
Just some more pictures – 130 years ago

Just some more pictures – 130 years ago

The pictures you are about see can be traced back to A. C. McIntyre, but they are not photographs as we know them today....
by: Robert L. Matthews
A Lesson About Geese, Well Learned

A Lesson About Geese, Well Learned

We have always lived in Clayton, NY,  but not on the River. Our farm is at the upper end of French Creek and border...
by: Nancy Bond
The Mystery of Honeymoon Island

The Mystery of Honeymoon Island

Many years of playing and working on The River allowed me to make the acquaintance of several fascinating people. Some w...
by: Hunter Grimes
Chauncey Bugbee–the American Patriot

Chauncey Bugbee–the American Patriot

Unfortunately the story of the North American Patriots coming to Tasmania, has not had the publicity it deserves;  ...
by: Pauline Buckby
Brewing Up a Success Story in Gananoque

Brewing Up a Success Story in Gananoque

“What’s the local brew?” It’s a simple question, but arguably the one that began Thousand Islands B&B owner Bruce Da...
by: Hayley Coristine
Finding my ancestor… and his Battle for Oswego

Finding my ancestor… and his Battle for Oswego

On May 3, 1814, troops from Kingston boarded seven ships, and eleven gunboats, manned by a thousand Royal Navy sailors; ...
by: Arthur Pegg UE
Two Histories, One Community

Two Histories, One Community

Dave Wells had no idea that his first book, published in 2011 would sell out…  “I wasn’t sure how many people would...
by: Susan W. Smith
Tony Collins, Meet Jim Oberstar

Tony Collins, Meet Jim Oberstar

  A Seaway Newcomer Comes on Board As a Seaway Giant Becomes a Legend It is highly unlikely that Clarkson Univers...
by: Cary R. Brick
Pale Swallow-wort–A 1000 Islands Invader

Pale Swallow-wort–A 1000 Islands Invader

The Thousand Islands have been affected by an invader – the Pale Swallow-wort – with large infestations in the region, i...
by: Brandon Hollis
100 Year Old Naval Disaster Connects to Grindstone

100 Year Old Naval Disaster Connects to Grindstone

Over twenty years ago Janet, my wife, was working in her store, the Karmelcorn Shop in Watertown. It was an old building...
by: Rex Ennis