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1000 Islands Lighthouses

Written by on October 17, 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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Heron Cay Island

Written by on October 15, 2018 in Island Life Magazine
Heron Cay Island

Sailors Raymond and Sheila Buhr found themselves on an unchartered voyage four decades ago when they discovered this 1000 Islands hideaway known as Heron Cay.

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It’s Kismet

Written by on October 7, 2018 in Island Life Magazine
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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Treasuring Tremont Island

Written by on October 3, 2018 in Island Life Magazine, The Thousand Islands
Treasuring Tremont Island

Tremont Island is a charming cottage colony off the shores of Gananoque known for one of its most famous former residents: The inventor of Sees Candies: Mary See.

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1000 Islands Boathouses

Written by on October 3, 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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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 One in The Thousand
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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