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1000 Islands Bridge Celebrates 80 Years

Written by on December 5, 2018 in Island Life Magazine
1000 Islands Bridge Celebrates 80 Years

The Thousand Islands International Bridge connecting Ontario and New York marks an historic bridging of two nations over one River: The St. Lawrence.

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1000 Islands Lighthouses

Written by on November 28, 2018 in Island Life Magazine
1000 Islands Lighthouses

  The 1000 Islands is home to historic lighthouses that tell the stories of our marine heritage, shipwrecks, pirates and the River we keep. Some of the lighthouses are open to the public as museums while others were bought from the government and modernized as private cottages. The Saint Lawrence Seaway was built in 1959 […]

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Dark Island’s Singer Castle

Written by on November 18, 2018 in Island Life Magazine
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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It’s Kismet

Written by on November 13, 2018 in Island Life Magazine
It’s Kismet

What’s in a name? The dictionary defines ‘Kismet’ as “a power that is believed to control what happens in the future.” This Canadian island called Kismet is linked in history to a lavish steam yacht of the same name.

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Soldiers’ Story

Written by on November 11, 2018 in Island Life Magazine
Soldiers’ Story

  At one time, over a century ago, this tranquil island called Leek Island near Gananoque, was a refuge for war-torn soldiers. It was about as far away as one could get from the battlefields across an ocean in World War I. Today, it is known as Thwartway Island, a Thousand Islands National Park of Canada […]

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The Pilot’s Dream

Written by on November 9, 2018 in Island Life Magazine
The Pilot’s Dream

  Paul Island It’s the towering tree that you first notice about this small island just west of Brockville. It almost resembles a palm tree from a distance. But this is nowhere near the tropics not even on this humid August afternoon. The solitary Elm tree looms large over Paul Island in the Amateur Group […]

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1000 Islands Boathouses

Written by on November 7, 2018 in Island Life Magazine
1000 Islands Boathouses

  The 1000 Islands is internationally-renowned for its castles and cottages but one cannot overlook another architectural gem: The beloved boathouse. Some are over a century old built as lavish retreats on their own, with bedrooms, dining rooms, fireplaces and even ballrooms. Grand boathouses dotted the River during its Golden Age when wealthy business barons […]

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River Boat Fantasy

Written by on November 6, 2018 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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Heart Island’s Love Story

Written by on November 4, 2018 in Island Life Magazine, The Thousand Islands
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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Carleton Island’s Spooky Villa and Haunting History

Written by on October 30, 2018 in Island Life Magazine
Carleton Island’s Spooky Villa and Haunting History

In the market for a haunted house on an island? Or at least a good story about one? Then look no further than the abandoned villa on Carleton Island near Cape Vincent N.Y. in the world famous 1000 Islands.This ghost of the region’s Gilded Age was built by Remington typewriter magnate, William Wyckoff. He died […]

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