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A Bass is Too Valuable to Catch only Once…

A Bass is Too Valuable to Catch only Once…

Save The River’s Bass Catch and Release Program Save The River, the Upper St. Lawrence River’s environmental organizati...
by: John Peach
Finding 1000 Islands Pump Houses

Finding 1000 Islands Pump Houses

The most widely recognized pump house in the 1000 Islands stands at the downriver end of Heart Island. George Boldt’s ma...
by: John Peach
Restoring the Common Tern in the Islands

Restoring the Common Tern in the Islands

The peep- peep –peep call of the Common Tern is a ubiquitous part of the sound of the 1000 Islands. Once a very plent...
by: John Peach
Wood Boat Restorers of the Thousand Islands

Wood Boat Restorers of the Thousand Islands

In the 1960’s, when I was growing up on Manhattan Island on the St Lawrence River, fiberglass boats were beginning to ma...
by: John Peach
To Learn about Wooden Boats of Canada and 1000 Islands

To Learn about Wooden Boats of Canada and 1000 Islands

The historic and picturesque lakeside city of Kingston, Ontario will become the focus of the Antique and Classic Boat un...
by: John Peach
Ogdensburg’s Own Automobile

Ogdensburg’s Own Automobile

Orders were received for the Dunn Motor Works vehicle from as far away as India and China.
by: John Peach
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
Van’s Motor Marine

Van’s Motor Marine

Very few of the boaters who stop by Van’s Motor Marine in Alexandria Bay have any idea that they are docking at one of t...
by: John Peach
“Que’ Sara”: Basket Case to Beauty

“Que’ Sara”: Basket Case to Beauty

The Restoration of a Que’ Sara, a 1932 18’ Gar Wood           ...
by: John Peach
Saving “River Runner”

Saving “River Runner”

My earliest recollection of "River Runner", our spectacular 1926 Hutchinson Brothers sedan, was of a gray painted work
by: John Peach