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Articles from August 2014

TI Life Happenings in August

TI Life Happenings in August

When we published this August issue, we just learned of the fire on August 14th, on Wellesley Island at the corner of St. Lawrence Avenue and Rainbow Street east, home of the Guzzle. Our thoughts are with all those whose summer-lives are touched by this tragic event. Luckily there were no injuries, however the Park lost its Fire Station and equipment. I find the footage difficult to watch, but it is important...
by: Susan W. Smith
Lone Goose…

Lone Goose…

I have a love/hate relationship with Canada geese. One goose by itself I can handle, but as a group…oh, my! The n...
by: Lynn E. McElfresh
It's Kismet

It's Kismet

What's in a name? The dictionary defines 'Kismet' as "a power that is believed to control what happens in the future." ...
by: Kim Lunman
Finding 1000 Islands Pump Houses

Finding 1000 Islands Pump Houses

The most widely recognized pump house in the 1000 Islands stands at the downriver end of Heart Island. George Boldt’s ma...
by: John Peach
An Essay: I Hate to Burst your Bubble

An Essay: I Hate to Burst your Bubble

I am not really old and wise, yet, but I have been fishing the St Lawrence for all of my 68 years. I am not a fisheries ...
by: Hunter Grimes
Do You Know Where Your Bouy is tonight?  Are You Losing Your Markers?

Do You Know Where Your Bouy is tonight? Are You Losing Your Markers?

Good questions…. and there is one more:  “Do you want it back”?  Here is the beginning of the mystery. Early ...
by: Richard L. Withington
Hugh P. Papworth, Nine Decades a River Rat

Hugh P. Papworth, Nine Decades a River Rat

I recently had the pleasure of meeting Hugh Papworth in Alexandria Bay. Our conversations were much like reviewing a ...
by: Susan W. Smith
Talk About A Piece of River History!

Talk About A Piece of River History!

I accumulate stuff. Thirty years on the staff of the United States House of Representatives in Washington, gave me an o...
by: Cary R. Brick
Oak Point- Where Else?

Oak Point- Where Else?

All along the shores of the St Lawrence River in the Thousand Islands are small communities. Most consist of year-round ...
by: Kathleen Thomas
Come and visit the Grenadier Island Country Club…

Come and visit the Grenadier Island Country Club…

The first time I experienced the Grenadier Island Country Club or GICC, as it’s known to its members, was in 2003. ...
by: Elaine Vedette Tack
A Dream Realized After 120 Years

A Dream Realized After 120 Years

On 9 July, 2014 Governor Andrew Cuomo announced the opening of the 1000 Islands Harbor Hotel in Clayton, NY, with the fo...
by: Rex Ennis
Join the Paint Out

Join the Paint Out

NOTE:   We have been notified that the Paint-Out for this year has been cancelled.  We will keep you informed ...
by: Bruce Sherman
Sailing Through The 1000 Islands, June 2014

Sailing Through The 1000 Islands, June 2014

All Photographs by Sue March How excited I was to be invited for a week of sailing on The River! I summered there all o...
by: Sue March
And More…

And More…

Yes, we have more news.  National Geographic Event…Sea-Doo Ride...Boat Parade… and a Wedding Celebration. David Do...
by: Susan W. Smith