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Articles from September 2012

TI Life in September 2012

TI Life in September 2012

Yes, that is a truck you see...It was caught on camera by Martin Zonnenberg as the Grindstone Island Barge made its way across the River... We introduce a new book by Chris Brock and poetry by Fred Schmidt... Lots more in this month's issue, enjoy.
by: Susan W. Smith
Bottoms Up…

Bottoms Up…

Bottoms up for the St. Lawrence River… but not the kind you would tip your glass for.  The bottom of the St. Law...
by: Michael Folsom
Great Lake Swimmers Dive into the River

Great Lake Swimmers Dive into the River

The Great Lake Swimmers literally swam and dove into the St. Lawrence, spending a hot summer day here in August filming ...
by: Kim Lunman
The Antique Boat Parade…

The Antique Boat Parade…

When you live on an island, boats are important. In the early days, most people got to and from the island via a steamer...
by: Lynn E. McElfresh
Rene Longtin… Still goin’ strong at 80

Rene Longtin… Still goin’ strong at 80

Lovely, home-built and all-aluminum the Thousand Islander queens it over Gananoque’s seaway. Alcan News, No. 6, 1972 W...
by: Brian Johnson
St. Lawrence River: High-Tech Trend Setter

St. Lawrence River: High-Tech Trend Setter

The St. Lawrence River has served as an avenue of exploration, a battleground for national freedom fighters, a platform ...
by: Kara Lynn Dunn
Found by a Rocket…

Found by a Rocket…

No I’m not talking about making a new dive site by sinking a ship with a rocket. I am talking about a lost shipwreck tha...
by: Kathi McCarthy
Getting Kids Back to Nature

Getting Kids Back to Nature

Now that my first summer as Coordinator of Education & Outreach at the Thousand Islands Land Trust (TILT) is winding...
by: Corinne Mockler
Part II Mitchell & Wilson Ltd’s Minute Book: “People and Places”

Part II Mitchell & Wilson Ltd’s Minute Book: “People and Places”

“No story of a small privately-owned firm such as Mitchell & Wilson Ltd. can be...
by: Susan W. Smith
Bill Johnston: Correcting the Historical Record

Bill Johnston: Correcting the Historical Record

The history of every legendary figure includes tall tales, deliberate embellishments, and apocrypha. Bill Johnston, the ...
by: Shaun J. McLaughlin
Dr. Withington’s River Rat Essay…

Dr. Withington’s River Rat Essay…

What actually makes you a River Rat? A while ago, I ran into an old fellow who was reputed locally to be a "River Rat"...
by: Richard L. Withington
Writers find the River…

Writers find the River…

You see there are any number of distinct advantages to living in the Thousand Islands region, as attested to by the number of articles in this magazine...
by: Russ Disotell
Update for “One in a Thousand”

Update for “One in a Thousand”

When Ian Coristine published One in a Thousand on May 1st, we asked if we at TI Life could be involved in some small way...
by: Susan W. Smith