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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, perh...

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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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Wallpaper April 2005

Wallpaper April 2005

Fellow 1000 Islanders,

You would think that George Boldt’s showplace farm on Wellesley Island would be easily recognized, but apparently it’s not. While I think many are aware that it exists, they might never have seen it, or if they have, not known the connection. Next time you’re headed into Lak...

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Wallpaper March 2005

Wallpaper March 2005

Fellow 1000 Islanders,

Whew! This was really a tough one. We had an onslaught of great responses this month with plenty of information about the area and the “Canadian Empress”, including from a former Captain. For those of you not familiar with her, the Empress has been cruising the 1000 Islands...

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Wallpaper February 2005

Wallpaper February 2005

Fellow 1000 Islanders,

Go figure! While December’s shot of Grenadier had plenty of correct answers and November’s much trickier shot of the Punts Islands had a few, last month’s shot is a scene that virtually everyone is familiar with, yet only a single person identified it correctly. You’ll all ki...

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