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Nylons in the Shower… A Withington Review

Nylons in the Shower… A Withington Review

Well, the "nylons are in the shower" again, so it’s time for the annual, informal report of what happene...
by: Richard L. Withington
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
Spring is finally here…a list by Dick Withington

Spring is finally here…a list by Dick Withington

After a winter of continuous cold and snow, another weekend visit of the Polar Vortex seemed routine. The Vernal Equinox...
by: Richard L. Withington
Best Wishes from Round Island

Best Wishes from Round Island

It is Christmas on the River, a place quite different from summertime. The hustle and bustle of water sports and recreat...
by: Richard L. Withington
“Last Chance” and “Stormy’s” Season 2013

“Last Chance” and “Stormy’s” Season 2013

It is that time of year again. The days are shorter, nights are cooler, and the geese are flocking. The evening star is ...
by: Richard L. Withington
Spring Symphony

Spring Symphony

The solitude and silence of the frozen sub-arctic winter sets the mind to thinking and the sharpens the senses. Without ...
by: Richard L. Withington
Winter’s update from Round Island

Winter’s update from Round Island

Throughout the winter season Dr. Richard Withington  provides a unique service to Round Islanders.  He writes ...
by: Richard L. Withington
Dear People of the United States of America and Canada…

Dear People of the United States of America and Canada…

A few weeks ago, just after sunset, I saw a gorgeous ship upbound at Clayton... It was unusual because it was bathed ent...
by: Richard L. Withington
“Last Chance”… Review

“Last Chance”… Review

As we approach the holiday season it is appropriate to reflect on our circumstances that might otherwise be taken for gr...
by: Richard L. Withington
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
The Essence of an American Christmas

The Essence of an American Christmas

Getting to Grindstone - First glitch, the boys had thrown locking hitches on the dock lines. NEVER a locking hitch after November 1!
by: Richard L. Withington
Can you solve the Mystery???

Can you solve the Mystery???

Mystery!.......It was just before sunrise when my phone unexpectedly rang. Dark thoughts run through your head in the in...
by: Richard L. Withington
Miracle on the St. Lawrence

Miracle on the St. Lawrence

The man is getting worse, the weather is getting worse, the clock is running, the fireboat is unable to do much assistance...
by: Richard L. Withington
Dick Withington in December

Dick Withington in December

Usually, ships pass with their running lights and very little else showing.
by: Richard L. Withington
A Winter Islander Returns. . .

A Winter Islander Returns. . .

It isn't easy When I first thought of over-wintering, I thought of all the free time to do just as I pleased. Perhaps a ...
by: Richard L. Withington
What does being a boater mean to you?

What does being a boater mean to you?

As with surgery, I will never know all there is to know about boating. Moving from being a recreational boater to a mariner is similar.
by: Richard L. Withington
A Spring Islander

A Spring Islander

In January the River took its leave, pulled a thick white blanket over itself, and rested. Freed from the turmoil of thr...
by: Richard L. Withington
Winter Island living - "How do you do it?"

Winter Island living - "How do you do it?"

In listening to the Inauguration, I was struck by our new President's call for individual responsibility. As I thought a...
by: Richard L. Withington
A Winter Islander

A Winter Islander

So you think you're a dedicated Thousand Islander? Dr. Dick Withington (also known as Doc) is enjoying his fourth consec...
by: Richard L. Withington