Thousand Islands

This is not so much a post as a picture journey. This Father’s Day was also my father’s birthday and had he been alive he would have been 93 this year. He had often commented that this area was one of his favorites so it just sort of worked out that we were here and got this opportunity to visit this beautiful stretch of the St Lawrence Seaway.

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The three hour tour of the islands (there are actually more than 1,800 of them) started here on Alexandria Bay. A balmy 72 degrees, my sister Pat, brother-in-law Buddy, Monica and I sat on the top deck taking in the view.

20120620-084829.jpg As we began our tour the ship on the mid-deck was also having a wine tasting of local wineries. The water is so clear you can easily see the bottom where hundreds of fish can be seen below the boat. The islands were just beautiful.

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The patron saint of the seaway, linking the Great Lakes to the Atlantic Ocean, is Saint Lawrence whose statue you can see here.

20120620-085540.jpgAnd yes, thousand island dressing was developed here by some rich hump who also owned the Waldorf Astoria in NYC. These islands only became popular in the late 60’s and 70’s. In fact many islands were still relatively cheap until the novo rich discovered them! We did not care, they were beautiful and the day was gorgeous all for us!

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About bauernfeind

NYC Born 27 years USAF retired Major 21 years teaching/17 in a high school now retired
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