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Dock Dog

Dock Dog

While my wife and I, along with our three kids, certainly look forward to our annual summer vacations in the 1000 Island...
by: Tom King
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
The History of Uncle Sam Boat Tours–Part 2: Passing the Torch

The History of Uncle Sam Boat Tours–Part 2: Passing the Torch

The early 1960s were a very interesting time in America; the country was excited about having elected a charismatic, you...
by: Tom King
History of Uncle Sam Boat Tours - Part 1, Early Years

History of Uncle Sam Boat Tours - Part 1, Early Years

Early Years Now that the river has once again awoken from its winter slumber the familiar sight of Uncle Sam tour boa...
by: Tom King
A Fiery Prescription for Camelot Island’s Pitch Pines

A Fiery Prescription for Camelot Island’s Pitch Pines

Tuesday, July 22nd was a perfect day on the river – sunny and warm with a light wind blowing from the southwest. My budd...
by: Tom King
From Coal Yard to Condos – Part Three: The Gordon Family Era

From Coal Yard to Condos – Part Three: The Gordon Family Era

From Coal Yard to Condos – The History of the Gordon Marine Property on the Gananoque Waterfront  Part Three: The...
by: Tom King
From Coal Yard to Condos – Part Two: The Cuttle Years

From Coal Yard to Condos – Part Two: The Cuttle Years

From Coal Yard to Condos – The History of the Gordon Marine Property on the Gananoque Waterfront Part Two: The Cuttle Y...
by: Tom King
From Coal Yard to Condos – Part One: Sampson Coal Company

From Coal Yard to Condos – Part One: Sampson Coal Company

From Coal Yard to Condos – The History of the Gordon Marine Property on the Gananoque Waterfront Part One: The Sampson ...
by: Tom King
“Dock Spider” - Friend or Foe?

“Dock Spider” - Friend or Foe?

The dock spider has the uncanny ability to strike fear into the hearts of all but the hardiest of souls.
by: Tom King
Memories of the Rideau

Memories of the Rideau

Many years ago, when I was a student at Linklater Public School in Gananoque, I used to participate in the local Royal C...
by: Tom King
A Bird Lover’s Utopia

A Bird Lover’s Utopia

Have you ever wondered what the Thousand Islands would be like if all the birds disappeared? I have, and I certainly hop...
by: Tom King
“No son, It is a Cliffe Craft”…

“No son, It is a Cliffe Craft”…

The warm spring sun reflected brilliantly off the freshly varnished woodwork as Jack Preston guided his brand new blue a...
by: Tom King
Oh, Those Two Glorious Weeks!

Oh, Those Two Glorious Weeks!

As the summer of 2011 rapidly comes to a close I find myself thinking about our latest two-week cottage vacation and rea...
by: Tom King
A Picture Window onto Paradise

A Picture Window onto Paradise

I met many interesting people around the park but one particular gentleman stands out in my mind. Joe Pullaw was an old river rat, probably sixty years my senior...
by: Tom King
Tom King’s Internet Research

Tom King’s Internet Research

I love the internet! It seems that not a day goes by without me marveling at the vast array of information that is avail...
by: Tom King
More Nostalgic Vessels

More Nostalgic Vessels

I dug into the family archives and found some more great pictures of interesting and memorable boats that plied both the American..
by: Tom King
Gananoque Boat Line–Photo Memories

Gananoque Boat Line–Photo Memories

Having grown up in Gananoque I was introduced to the joys of boating on the St. Lawrence River at an early age. My Dad, ...
by: Tom King