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Articles from June 2016

TI Life Happenings in June 2016

TI Life Happenings in June 2016

The Summer 2016 begins officially next week and all of the museums, attractions and marinas are ready to welcome everyone back to the River. What better way to start the summer than with TI Life.
If you lived anywhere near Gananoque on Saturday, June 4th, you would have heard the engines… loud and clear. But suffice to say the excitement was as high as the committee, chaired by Chris McCarney, hoped – and the event was a resounding success!
Chris M. Piering often shares his beautiful photographs on
by: Susan W. Smith
Dr. River

Dr. River

Our second day on the island, I woke up with a sore throat, body aches and chills. I hoped it was just a cold that would...
by: Lynn E. McElfresh
Kim Lunman visits the Aquatarium

Kim Lunman visits the Aquatarium

Brockville’s newest tourism attraction - The Aquatarium at Tall Ships Landing has officially opened its doors on the sho...
by: Kim Lunman
Patriot Chronicles: The Amherst Island Raid

Patriot Chronicles: The Amherst Island Raid

They were troubled times; between December, 1837 and December, 1838, at least 14 armed incursions. . .
by: John C. Carter
Paula and Bob Street Insure the Past, Present and Future

Paula and Bob Street Insure the Past, Present and Future

Canadian and American family history is intertwined with Thousand Islands history, for Bob and Paula Street. They are th...
by: Sandra Tassel
Cornwall Brothers Store Has Seen It All…

Cornwall Brothers Store Has Seen It All…

The Cornwall Brothers Store has seen it all. From its vantage point on the banks of the St. Lawrence River, the old ston...
by: Martha Grimes
Book Review: The Scimitar and the Snail

Book Review: The Scimitar and the Snail

I start this book review for “The Scimitar and the Snail” with the following Q&As: Q. Did you like the book?A. Absolu...
by: Susan W. Smith
The Henderson Historical Society & Museum

The Henderson Historical Society & Museum

Step up the stairs and prepare to be dazzled! Built in 1839 by the settler families of the area, the edifice...
by: Elaine J. Scott
An Insult to a Child

An Insult to a Child

The first few years on the “Canadian Empress” provided me, as an Officer, memories of events that will last a lifetime. ...
by: Robert Preston
Exploring the Past… Made Easier!

Exploring the Past… Made Easier!

Most “Thousand Islands Life” readers will know me for my work on Rock Island Lighthouse, but genealogy and l...
by: Mark A. Wentling
A Mondore and the Night Visitor: The American Woodcock

A Mondore and the Night Visitor: The American Woodcock

It seems that no matter how many years we've been here at the river enjoying its natural beauty and wildlife, we see...
by: Patty Mondore
Jeffry Weldon’s Videos

Jeffry Weldon’s Videos

Editor’s note:  Jeffry J. Weldon and his wife Carolyn, live on Wellesley  Island, from May through Octob...
by: Jeffry Weldon
Gem of a Gallery Fills Thousand Island’s Gap

Gem of a Gallery Fills Thousand Island’s Gap

It isn’t a very big sign on the lawn of 15 Princess Street, Gananoque, but the reason for the sign is an excellent one. ...
by: Carole Moult
Sudoku Puzzle Challenge–June 2016

Sudoku Puzzle Challenge–June 2016

The Sudoku puzzles in this June issue of Thousand Island Life may be the most challenging yet! First, we will revisit...
by: Dan LeKander