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Heart Island’s Love Story

Written by on November 27, 2017 in One in The Thousand
Heart Island’s Love Story

Boldt Castle is known as the castle that love built on an island aptly called Heart.

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River Boat Fantasy

Written by on November 13, 2017 in Boating
River Boat Fantasy

I love boat watching in the 1000 Islands. There is nothing better than River traffic. It is the only traffic worth watching, a picturesque parade of ships, power boats, sailboats, yachts, skiffs and classic antique wooden boats. Kenneth Grahame, the author of The Wind in the Willows wrote: “Believe me, my young friend, there is […]

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The Voyage Continues: Island Life Magazine 2018

Written by on November 10, 2017 in The Thousand Islands
The Voyage Continues: Island Life Magazine 2018

  Island Life Magazine is the premier glossy magazine about the Thousand Islands in the Thousand Islands distributed in Ontario and New York.   Island Life Magazine 2018 features an aerial photograph of Sunken Rock Island near Alexandria Bay N.Y. The issue showcases the world famous 1000 Islands with new stories and photographs of this amazing […]

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Irving Berlin’s ‘Always’ Cottage

Written by on November 8, 2017 in The Thousand Islands
Irving Berlin’s ‘Always’ Cottage

I’ll be loving you always. With a love that’s true always. These lyrics penned by the famous American composer Irving Berlin for the romantic ballad Always have a special connection to the 1000 Islands. A cottage named Always in St. Lawrence Park west of Alexandria Bay overlooking the U.S. shipping channel is linked to the […]

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Royal Island

Written by on November 6, 2017 in The Thousand Islands
Royal Island

  It was the year Ford Motor Company sold its first car, the year the Wright brothers had their first successful airplane flight, the year Pepsi Cola was patented. Sir Wilfrid Laurier was the Prime Minister of Canada and Edward the Seventh was the King of England. It was 1903, the year an Ottawa family […]

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Tremont Island

Written by on November 5, 2017 in The Thousand Islands
Tremont Island

Tremont Island is a charming cottage colony off the shores of Gananoque.

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It’s Kismet

Written by on October 5, 2017 in Island Life Magazine, One in The Thousand
It’s Kismet

A rainbow near Rockport highlights Kismet Island’s boathouse. This historic cottage linked to a steam yacht of the same name has its share of mysteries.

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Gananoque: 1000 Islands Water World

Written by on September 1, 2017 in Island Life Magazine
Gananoque: 1000 Islands Water World

    Gananoque bills itself as the ‘Gateway to the 1000 Islands’ and it doesn’t take long once you visit to understand why. The town’s name is an aboriginal term which means “town on two rivers.” It is home to both the Gananoque River and the mighty St. Lawrence River, where the picturesque 1000 Islands […]

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Dark Island’s Singer Castle

Written by on August 12, 2017 in One in The Thousand
Dark Island’s Singer Castle

The 1000 Islands is known for its cottages and castles. Dark Island on Singer Island was built by Frederick Bourne, a president for the Singer Sewing Machine Company in New York City, over a century ago.

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Classic Clayton New York

Written by on August 3, 2017 in Boating
Classic Clayton New York

Welcome to Clayton. Nothing defines this coastal New York village better than classic wooden boats and the River that hugs its shores.

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