The Thousand Islands

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Arcadia Publishing, 2009 - History - 127 pages
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The Thousand Islands are more than 1,800 islands located in 35 miles of the upper St. Lawrence River between Upstate New York and southeastern Ontario. During the latter half of the 19th century, the region evolved as a vacation destination, initially for Canadian and American urbanites drawn by the restorative powers of spectacular scenery and relaxed summer life. Tourism expanded rapidly, and by the early 1900s, the Thousand Islands boasted dozens of grand hotels, daily railroad connections to New York and Philadelphia, steamship service to Montreal and Toronto, innumerable sightseeing and guided fishing excursions, and the best that North Americaas premier vacation spot could offer.
 

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Contents

Acknowledgments
6
Castles and Mansions
31
Hotels and Resorts
63
Towns and Villages
79
Bridges and Lighthouses
105
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Located in Clayton, in the heart of the Thousand Islands, the Antique Boat Museum is the preeminent freshwater nautical museum in North America. The museum collects, preserves, exhibits, and interprets boats and other objects related to the history of boating and the contributions of the St. Lawrence River region to North America's boating history. The museum's collections include over 300 watercraft of all types and sizes, thousands of artifacts relating to boating history, significant archives of pleasure boating-related material, and nearly 3,000 antique postcards of the Thousand Islands.

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