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Articles from September 2011

TI Life in September 2011

TI Life in September 2011

September signals the end of Summer … We introduce music by Peg Dolan in a Dennis McCarthy YouTube video; new contributors and two new books. We also report sad news of the deaths of Michael Mead from Grindstone Island and Peter Hendley from Grenell Island. . .
by: Susan W. Smith
Private Islands are Vladi's World

Private Islands are Vladi's World

They say every man is an island. Farhad Vladi says every man can own an island. Vladi, as he is known in international ...
by: Kim Lunman
Grenell Island Community House

Grenell Island Community House

Located near the foot of the island, just down the sidewalk from the Grenell Island Chapel, stands the heart of Grenell—...
by: Lynn E. McElfresh
Hail to the Chief – Jack Norris of the GBL

Hail to the Chief – Jack Norris of the GBL

Jack Norris became ‘chief engineer’ of the Gananoque Boat Line after spending a lifetime at sea. Standing head and shoul...
by: Brian Johnson
Varick Chittenden’s TAUNY

Varick Chittenden’s TAUNY

Varick Chittenden founded the non-profit organization, TAUNY (Traditional Arts in Upstate New York), 25 years ago. Altho...
by: Ted Mascott
Cranker’s Machine Shop

Cranker’s Machine Shop

During the early to mid-1900’s, Alexandria Bay’s boat building and repair business included several machine shops. My fa...
by: John Peach
Clayton Butler’s Thousand Island Park

Clayton Butler’s Thousand Island Park

In late August, I received a copy of Thousand Island Park: The Story of an American Eden, authored by Clayton J. Butler....
by: Susan W. Smith
Oh, Those Two Glorious Weeks!

Oh, Those Two Glorious Weeks!

As the summer of 2011 rapidly comes to a close I find myself thinking about our latest two-week cottage vacation and rea...
by: Tom King
The Digger… on Carleton Island

The Digger… on Carleton Island

Dr. Douglas J. Pippin, Star Carter,  and I are standing on the embankment at Fort Haldimand, a British Fort built o...
by: Susan Smith & Douglas Pippin
Tinkering

Tinkering

Dave Whitford provides an article titled: "Tinkering" and a tribute to the late Riggs Smith whose contributions to the River community will be long remembered.
by: Dave Whitford
Louise Gaylord Cooke “87 years young and going strong”

Louise Gaylord Cooke “87 years young and going strong”

Louise Gaylor Cooke deserves special recognition for her dedication in preserving the history of Point Vivian.  We ...
by: Richard W. Randall
Baseball’s Boys of Summer at The New Frontenac

Baseball’s Boys of Summer at The New Frontenac

In the Gilded Age, as now, American’s love sports; hotels, clubs, and communities had teams. The Thousand Islands region...
by: Rex Ennis
How The Canadian Thousand Islands Are Named and Renamed

How The Canadian Thousand Islands Are Named and Renamed

The Canadian Geographical Names Data Base at Natural Resources Canada is the repository for official names records...
by: Ross D. Pollack