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Articles from September 2017

Interesting Happenings in September

Interesting Happenings in September


Hurricanes have brought terrible hardship to our friends, and snowbirds may be affected with destruction or the constant worry about friends and family. Words mean little at a time like this, so we wish that you and yours are safe and that you can carry on with your winter plans.

See here: Tributes to Annie Gefell, Andrée Robitaille Wood; info on Mike Holmes; fire in Abay; and Gananoque's Bruce Davis plus photographs.

by: Susan W. Smith
Boot-Free at Last!

Boot-Free at Last!

When I titled my June TIL article, “The Year of the Boots,” I didn’t imagine then that I would need to...
by: Lynn E. McElfresh
Rex Ennis, the Manton Family and a Small World

Rex Ennis, the Manton Family and a Small World

This article is written with three purposes in mind: Pay tribute to Rexford Manton Ennis, from Grindstone Island, ...
by: Susan W. Smith
Summers of Work on Hickory Island

Summers of Work on Hickory Island

Many people think that a summer home on an island is a posh luxury of the privileged few.  In fact, island life, fo...
by: Raymond S. Pfeiffer
Island Wanderer, Name for the Ages

Island Wanderer, Name for the Ages

Have you ever noticed that, in particular cases, something has a name which is just so spot on? Like a big, friendly Gol...
by: Tom King
Launching a Ship was a Family Affair in 1871

Launching a Ship was a Family Affair in 1871

Day by day the vessel grew, With timbers fashioned strong and true. Mr. Kinghorn’s new composite steam...
by: Brian Johnson
Capturing the River in No Small Way

Capturing the River in No Small Way

Edith Lunt Small captured our River - like no other - on canvas, paper and wood. Edith, known as Edie to her friends, wa...
by: Susan W. Smith
High water 2017 is for the birds and it is!

High water 2017 is for the birds and it is!

The natural world is ever fluctuating within limits. This was once true of water levels on the Eastern Great Lakes and S...
by: Gerry Smith
An Essay: River Pilgrimage

An Essay: River Pilgrimage

What is it about the Thousand Islands region of the Saint Lawrence River that inspires a quiet sense of wonder” Ce...
by: Thomas Cardamone
To Wander in Fruitless Circles

To Wander in Fruitless Circles

Brambles catch my clothing and prick my arms. My feet slide in my sandals, wet from the dew. As the bright sun strengthe...
by: Clarissa Rogers
Sudoku Puzzle #29

Sudoku Puzzle #29

As we approach fall, it is difficult to believe the St. Lawrence River summer season is coming to an end.   Ma...
by: Dan LeKander