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Important News for Brockville and the Thousand Islands

Important News for Brockville and the Thousand Islands

A proposed anchor tourism attraction for the Thousand Islands is a huge step closer to opening its doors on Brockville’s...
by: Kim Lunman
Of Time and an Author

Of Time and an Author

Our house is built on a rock in a river. So begins "Of Time and an Island", a love letter to the Thousand Islands penne...
by: Kim Lunman
Eagles in the Islands

Eagles in the Islands

HILL ISLAND - Bud Andress grabs his binoculars and hops on the Jet-Ski at the dock of his St. Lawrence River home to go ...
by: Kim Lunman
Riverstone: A River Runs Through It

Riverstone: A River Runs Through It

One of North America's premier developers renowned for his luxury custom design is revitalizing Gananoque's waterfront w...
by: Kim Lunman
New River Museum Floats Its First Boat

New River Museum Floats Its First Boat

The launch of a St. Lawrence skiff has fittingly marked the launch of the first phase of the new Thousand Islands Boat M...
by: Kim Lunman
125 Years of Boating at Ed Huck Marine

125 Years of Boating at Ed Huck Marine

A young German immigrant named Fred Huck discovered the Thousand Islands in the late 1800s; first in Cape Vincent and th...
by: Kim Lunman
Island Life 2014

Island Life 2014

It's that time of year again. Island Time. It's time to celebrate summer and enjoy The River in one of the most enchant...
by: Kim Lunman
The River's Keepers

The River's Keepers

The Professor I was writing about the Thousand Islands for just a few months when photographer Ian Coristine introduc...
by: Kim Lunman
The River’s Spell

The River’s Spell

When you talk about The River here in the Thousand Islands, no further explanation is required. Why? Because it might as...
by: Kim Lunman
Five Years of Island Life

Five Years of Island Life

Heron Cay. Kismet. Cherry. And Honey Bee. What do these Thousand Islands have in common? They will be featured in the pa...
by: Kim Lunman
“HISTORY Carved Out of Wood”, Lakeland Boating

“HISTORY Carved Out of Wood”, Lakeland Boating

The St. Lawrence River town of Clayton, New York overlooking the Thousand Islands has a claim to fame other than being a...
by: Kim Lunman
Woodies…

Woodies…

Where else could you expect to meet the Vagabond King, Lady Gilbert, Red Devil and BarrTender? At a golf course on an i...
by: Kim Lunman
It's Island Time: “Island Life Magazine 2013”

It's Island Time: “Island Life Magazine 2013”

It's that time of year again: Island Time. Summer is back and so is Island Life Magazine. Here's a preview of this year'...
by: Kim Lunman
One Pilot's Dream: Paul Island

One Pilot's Dream: Paul Island

It's the towering tree that you first notice about this little island west of Brockville. It almost resembles a palm tre...
by: Kim Lunman
Raising the Roof on Red Top

Raising the Roof on Red Top

 Anne and Charles Phillips honeymooned in the Thousand Islands in 1929. Before they left, the bride of a Methodist ...
by: Kim Lunman
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
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
The Grand Lady of Totem Point

The Grand Lady of Totem Point

Author's Note: I first met Mary Hewitt in the summer of 2010 and interviewed her several times near Rockport at her ma...
by: Kim Lunman
Toujours Frontenac on Round Island

Toujours Frontenac on Round Island

The citizens of Round Island are gathering at the dockside post office under a sapphire blue sky on a Sunday afternoon i...
by: Kim Lunman
The Doctor is in

The Doctor is in

This doctor doesn't just make house calls. Dr. Dick Withington, known around this stretch of the River simply as 'Doc,' ...
by: Kim Lunman
Mudlunta's Matriarchs

Mudlunta's Matriarchs

A Gananoque businessman and sailor who loved to explore the St. Lawrence River
by: Kim Lunman
The House That Jack Built, Kitsymenie Island

The House That Jack Built, Kitsymenie Island

Carolyn Pratt spent summers as a young girl with her family on Mudlunta Island just a pebble's toss away from Kitsymenie...
by: Kim Lunman
Garden Island grew from merely a dot

Garden Island grew from merely a dot

"Garden Island grew from merely a dot in the wilderness to be the home of hundreds - it made a bit of history all its ow...
by: Kim Lunman
Reality TV’s Great Escape

Reality TV’s Great Escape

Six blindfolded men and women board a boat in the middle of the St. Lawrence River and are taken to a century-old castle...
by: Kim Lunman
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
The Castle of Secrets

The Castle of Secrets

It was famously dubbed the Castle of Mysteries by the New York Times more than a century ago and today it still holds mo...
by: Kim Lunman
Fulford Yacht's Historical Homecoming

Fulford Yacht's Historical Homecoming

Cangarda, the century-old luxury yacht that once sailed the St. Lawrence River  as Senator George T. Fulford's Mage...
by: Kim Lunman
Kestrel Finds its 'Castle' at Boldt Yacht House

Kestrel Finds its 'Castle' at Boldt Yacht House

George C. Boldt, who famously built a castle for his beloved bride on Heart Island in what would become the most tragic ...
by: Kim Lunman
How Sweet It Is

How Sweet It Is

Sporting a weathered Commodore's cap to Sugar Island's opening encampment ceremonies complete with traditional bugle pla...
by: Kim Lunman
Calumet Island's Lost Castle

Calumet Island's Lost Castle

It's one of the most familiar landmarks off the shores of Clayton, visible from the quaint village's waterfront patios a...
by: Kim Lunman
Castle Rest, Past and Present

Castle Rest, Past and Present

Pullman Island stands for everything that was grand about the Thousand Islands during its gilded era a century ago and a...
by: Kim Lunman
Fancy That!  And a Book Review…

Fancy That! And a Book Review…

Some islands have names with stories that are just meant to be told. This little known Thousand Island off the shores of...
by: Kim Lunman
TI Life Editor Susie Smith Named 'Keeper of the Islands’

TI Life Editor Susie Smith Named 'Keeper of the Islands’

It's a crisp October afternoon in Rockport and the sky and River are postcard perfect blue. The sun is shining brightly ...
by: Kim Lunman
A Nautical Hitchhiker…

A Nautical Hitchhiker…

As a nautical hitchhiker, I've explored the Thousand Islands by tall ship, cruise ship, power boat, canoe skiff, Sea-Doo...
by: Kim Lunman
A Return to Fairyland

A Return to Fairyland

Marilyn Lee stepped out of the classic wooden boat Teal and onto the shores of Fairyland Island for the first time in 47...
by: Kim Lunman
Severe Storm Batters Admiralty Islands

Severe Storm Batters Admiralty Islands

A "microburst" swept through the Thousand Islands last month, uprooting trees, damaging cottages and leaving some island...
by: Kim Lunman
Cape Vincent's French Connection

Cape Vincent's French Connection

Baguettes, berets, French pastries, Canada's flag flying while “O’Canada” is being belted out from a singer on a main st...
by: Kim Lunman
Sequel: The Cangarda's 'Faithful Guardian'

Sequel: The Cangarda's 'Faithful Guardian'

Louis Richards wrote, "It is a chapter in the story ...
by: Kim Lunman
Fulford's Steam Yacht Afloat Again

Fulford's Steam Yacht Afloat Again

One of the most luxurious steam yachts of the Thousand Islands was a floating fixture on the St. Lawrence River during t...
by: Kim Lunman
A Thousand Islands Bouquet for Spring

A Thousand Islands Bouquet for Spring

March and spring may share the same month on the calendar in the Thousand Islands but they are so very often not on the ...
by: Kim Lunman
Grindstone Island: Lost in Time

Grindstone Island: Lost in Time

Listen to the audio version as read by Jan Eliot  Some islands tell a story. Grindstone Island tells many of them....
by: Kim Lunman
A Walk on the Thousand Islands Wild Side

A Walk on the Thousand Islands Wild Side

Anyone who has spent any time in the Thousand Islands becomes accustomed to its creatures... NEW: Audio by Jan Eliot
by: Kim Lunman
Summer In December: Islands for All Seasons

Summer In December: Islands for All Seasons

As snow falls over the River against a backdrop of a chalk white sky, I can't help but think of summer in the Thousand I...
by: Kim Lunman
Floating History for Sale

Floating History for Sale

It looks like it could be the end of an era for the last antique wooden tour boat in the Thousand Islands. The Morrisani...
by: Kim Lunman
Broomstick Castle in Fairyland

Broomstick Castle in Fairyland

Storybook bridges. Broomstick Castle. An historic boathouse and an idyllic summer retreat called The Folly. This is Fair...
by: Kim Lunman
Great Lakes Swimmers “get it”

Great Lakes Swimmers “get it”

A scene from a new Hollywood pirate movie? This spectacular setting on the St. Lawrence River is the backdrop for Toronto folk band Great Lake Swimmers newest music video.

by: Kim Lunman
A Fraternity of River Rats – the Admirals

A Fraternity of River Rats – the Admirals

Jerry Huck is at the wheel of his Boston Whaler heading west out of his native Rockport on the St. Lawrence River toward...
by: Kim Lunman
Up Close by Kayak

Up Close by Kayak

One of the best ways to see a spectacular string of islands known as the Admiralty Group in the St. Lawrence River is up...
by: Kim Lunman
Navigating Lost Channels

Navigating Lost Channels

Great Lake Swimmers Back in River Tony Dekker, the lead musician of the Great Lake Swimmers, rests his hand on the helm...
by: Kim Lunman
Film Pays Tribute to the Wreck of the J.B. King

Film Pays Tribute to the Wreck of the J.B. King

A  documentary that takes viewers beneath the St. Lawrence River to a wreck at the bottom the Brockville Narrows is...
by: Kim Lunman
May Irwin and her Keeper

May Irwin and her Keeper

It started out innocently enough with a cookbook. Then came the song sheets
by: Kim Lunman
Honey Bee Island's Magic

Honey Bee Island's Magic

It can be said every island has its magic. But not every island has its own magician. Honey Bee Island is the summer ho...
by: Kim Lunman
King of the Empress

King of the Empress

PRESCOTT: The Canadian Empress is about to set sail from the Fort Town to its next port of call - Brockville - with passengers from all over North America
by: Kim Lunman
Grenadier Island and its Unofficial Mayor

Grenadier Island and its Unofficial Mayor

GRENADIER ISLAND: June Hodge was born in a houseboat on the St. Lawrence River.
by: Kim Lunman
Brockville's Waterfront

Brockville's Waterfront

"Brockville’s Waterfront" first appeared in the Brockville Recorder and Times on August 30, 2008 and subsequently was pu...
by: Kim Lunman
Clayton: a Boating World

Clayton: a Boating World

There can be no disputing Clayton is the boating capital of the Thousand Islands both on land and in the water. This small U.S. town on the St. Lawrence River has been transformed ...
by: Kim Lunman
The Mystery of the Thousand Islands Dressing

The Mystery of the Thousand Islands Dressing

CLAYTON, NY The salad dressing that put this place on the map might have a slight geography Challenge.
by: Kim Lunman
Great Lake Swimmers

Great Lake Swimmers

  ROCKPORT - A Toronto band is using the Thousand Islands as a backdrop for its fourth album, recording in some of...
by: Kim Lunman
Queen of the Castle on Dark Island

Queen of the Castle on Dark Island

DARK ISLAND N.Y. It's hard to know what to pack when you're going to spend the night in the Royal Suite of a castle as ...
by: Kim Lunman
King of the Castle on Dark Island

King of the Castle on Dark Island

DARK ISLAND N.Y.: Scott Garris gets to be king for a night almost every night of the year at Singer Castle. The 46-year...
by: Kim Lunman
Paul Malo Remembered

Paul Malo Remembered

  "Malo's gifts were, as his students, many. But his legacy lives on in his lessons about this special place he so ...
by: Kim Lunman
T.I. Park: A Step Back In Time

T.I. Park: A Step Back In Time

Beginning on Saturday, July 5, 2008 and appearing every Saturday through Labour Day Weekend, Kim Lunman's series entitle...
by: Kim Lunman
Ghost of a gilded age: Carleton Island's Wyckoff Villa

Ghost of a gilded age: Carleton Island's Wyckoff Villa

  CARLETON ISLAND This is the second story in a series written by staff reporter, Kim Lunman, for the Brockville...
by: Kim Lunman
Remembering Paul Malo: "Mr. Thousand Islands"

Remembering Paul Malo: "Mr. Thousand Islands"

A memorial service will be held Saturday Oct. 11 at Hendricks Chapel at Syracuse University for Paul Malo, architect, pr...
by: Kim Lunman
A tribute to Paul in Brockville's The Recorder & Times

A tribute to Paul in Brockville's The Recorder & Times

The Thousand Islands has lost one its most influential voices. Paul Malo, architect, author and advocate for this magi...
by: Kim Lunman