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Articles from August 2012

TI Life in August 2012

TI Life in August 2012

From the Editor: Do you remember the weather in summer 2011? Well, 2012 has to date, been hotter, sunnier and dryer. So, we are cheering for some(more) rain, particularly for our farming communities. We will soon find out how serious the drought has been for the area, but it has made family reunions, weddings and fundraising events a great success...
by: Susan W. Smith
Remington's Heaven

Remington's Heaven

Temagami Island   I am in Chippewa Bay 10 miles below Alexandria Bay. Seven miles wide here and blows like hell ev...
by: Kim Lunman
100 Years Improving

100 Years Improving

Sam Grenell first laid out lots for summer cottages on Grenell Island in 1879. By the turn of the century there were ove...
by: Lynn E. McElfresh
Ogdensburg’s Harbor Lighthouse

Ogdensburg’s Harbor Lighthouse

The American lighthouses of the Thousand Islands have fared better than their Canadian counterparts over the years. Of t...
by: Mary Alice Snetsinger
A Bird Lover’s Utopia

A Bird Lover’s Utopia

Have you ever wondered what the Thousand Islands would be like if all the birds disappeared? I have, and I certainly hop...
by: Tom King
Little Boxes, Little Boxes.. Fort Henry Connection

Little Boxes, Little Boxes.. Fort Henry Connection

2012 marks the 175th anniversary of the 1837/38 Upper Canadian Rebellions. This is a chapter in that story which has a F...
by: John Carter
Taking the Plunge:  AquaZoo - Treasure and Local Lore Await in A-Bay

Taking the Plunge: AquaZoo - Treasure and Local Lore Await in A-Bay

Dave and Mary Roberts signed a lease to open their privately owned public aquarium...
by: Kristen Taylor
Romance and Tragedy on the River: The Circle Closes

Romance and Tragedy on the River: The Circle Closes

It has been a roller-coaster since I first saw Kim Lunmen’s June 2011 article  Fulford Yacht's Historical Homecomin...
by: Charles MacLean Cochand
TIA enters the 21st Century…

TIA enters the 21st Century…

Attended by almost 300 people, this year’s Thousand Islands Association annual meeting and traditional shore breakfast w...
by: Thornley Stoker
River Stories…

River Stories…

I’ve always held a fascination with history, especially along the river. Whether it was the wreck of the Riverside near the rift...
by: Tom French
Do you know the Answer?

Do you know the Answer?

Bob kicked the clod of earth that had covered the artifacts and out fell a brass tag that was about two and a half inches...
by: Ken Deedy