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Wallpaper February 2006

Wallpaper February 2006

Fellow 1000 Islanders,

Not unexpectedly, our January image wasn’t identified by very many. It is typical of countless special spots hidden in the islands but known only to those who live or summer nearby. Grindstone Island is such a spot, with a small and hardy year round population and a...

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Wallpaper January 2006

Wallpaper January 2006

Fellow 1000 Islanders,

Happy New Year. Welcome to 2006! May it be a good one for you and yours.

We start the year with an Uncle Sam tour boat Captain and all around genuine River Rat, Dennis Honeywell as this month’s winner. Our December scene incidentally, was the winter version of the page...

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Wallpaper December 2005

Wallpaper December 2005

Fellow 1000 Islanders,

Several of you have missed your calling. You should have been detectives. I’m referring to those of you who picked up on the fact that there are two buoys in this shot, both a red and green one and as you cleverly pointed out, seldom do they sit close enough to each o...

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Wallpaper November 2005

Wallpaper November 2005

Fellow 1000 Islanders,

I imagine I’m not the only one who dreads late fall. Beyond the shorter days and coming winter (for those of us who brave it out up here that is), it means leaving the river, which I did just a week ago. It was time. As unpleasant as leaving the islands always is, pe...

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Wallpaper May 2005

Wallpaper May 2005

Fellow 1000 Islanders,

The response to these emails is nothing if not interesting. Some scenes like the Canadian Empress moored in the Admiralty Islands receive overwhelming response, yet others that should be more easily identified, get far less. After checking last month’s photo against all the charts, one person concluded that the scene wasn’t in the 1000 Islands at all. It was. I think the aerial perspective is so different, without the next shoreline hiding the view beyond, that the scene is more ‘complicated’ for lack of a better word.

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