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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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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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Red Top Island

Written by on May 16, 2017 in Island Life Magazine
Red Top Island

  Anne and Charles Phillips honeymooned in the Thousand Islands in 1929. Before they left, the bride of a Methodist minister dipped her feet in the River thinking she would never come back. But about a decade later, the couple from Binghampton N.Y. did come back to the River. They rented  Wyoming Island and later […]

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Tar Island

Written by on May 15, 2017 in Island Life Magazine
Tar Island

A new flag is flying over Totem Point, the historic Tar Island retreat near Rockport known for its three totem poles. The Texas flag is raised high above the island along with the Canadian flag because its newest owners hail from the Lone Star state.  The Silver family of Forney Texas, near Dallas, purchased Totem […]

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Lalone Island

Written by on December 12, 2016 in Island Life Magazine
Lalone Island

This island near Chippewa Bay New York has been a summer home for one family for nearly a century.

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1000 Islands Bridge Celebrates 80 Years

Written by on November 26, 2015 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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