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  Thousand Islands - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Thousand Islands are a chain of islands that straddle the U.S. Canada border in the Saint Lawrence River as it emerges from the northeast corner of Lake Ontario.
The Canadian islands are in the province of Ontario.
The islands, which indeed number over a thousand in all, range in size from over a hundred square km to smaller islands occupied by a single residence, to even smaller uninhabited outcroppings of rocks that are home to migratory waterfowl.
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 Thousand Islands
:''Thousand Islands may refer to Thousand Islands (Indonesia)'' The Thousand Islands are a chain of islands that straddle the U.S.-Canada border in the Saint Lawrence River as it emerges from the northeast corner Lake Ontario.
Thousand Island dressing is a variety of salad dressing most commonly made of, primarily, mayonnaise, ketchup, and a mixture of finely chopped vegetables, most often pickles, onions, peppers, and/or green olives; chopped hard-boiled eggs are also common.
Thousand Island was invented as a variant upon Russian dressing in the first decades of the 20th century by Sophia LaLonde.
www.artistbooking.com /trips/199/thousand-islands.html   (750 words)

  
 Thousand Islands
Thousand Islands (Ontario part), an 80 km long section of the ST LAWRENCE R, extending downstream from Lk Ontario between KINGSTON and BROCKVILLE and containing over 1000 rocky, wooded islands which range from several square kilometres to barely emergent rocks and shoals.
An official count recorded 1149 islands and islets, 665 of which were on the Canadian side (241 officially named) and 484 on the American side (126 named).
This scenic landscape of varied islands and labyrinth passages owes its origin to a projection of Canada's Precambrian SHIELD extending from eastern Ontario across the St Lawrence, where it underlies the Adirondack Mts in New York state.
www.thecanadianencyclopedia.com /index.cfm?PgNm=TCE&Params=A1ARTA0007992   (589 words)

  
 Thousand Islands, August 2003   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-07)
The islands come in all shapes and sizes, although islands are only included in the official count if they are at least 1 square foot in area, stay above water in all seasons, and support at least 1 tree.
(He invented many modern hotel concepts, and his chef originated the Thousand Islands salad dressing.) He was building the castle for his wife, but when she died suddenly, he halted all work on the castle and never returned to the island.
These two islands are both owned by the same person, but the left one (with the house) is in Canada and the right one (with the tennis court) is in the U.S. Thus the international bridge.
lesliet.typepad.com /photos/thousand_islands   (640 words)

  
 Touring the 1,000 Islands
One island, occupied by a large, Victorian house, was connected to a smaller, neighboring island by a white, arched bridge.
He pointed out one small island that was so precious to the couple that owned it that, when they divorced, they divided it in half and continued to spend their summers there, politely ignoring one another.
It was taken, he said, from the center of the island, and as a result, the island is now barren in the middle with trees growing only around its edge.
www.icdc.com /~neubauer/islands.htm   (1534 words)

  
 Township of Leeds & the Thousand Islands Home Page
The Township of Leeds and the Thousand Islands, in Leeds County, was created January 1, 2001 by amalgamating three historic municipalities: Front of Leeds and Lansdowne, Rear of Leeds and Lansdowne and Front of Escott.
There are approximately 1,865 islands in the Thousand Islands divided between Canada and the United States on the basis of area.
The Township of Leeds and the Thousand Islands is unspoiled.
www.townshipleeds.on.ca   (442 words)

  
 IVY LEA BRIDGE AREA CRUISING CANADA guide to Thousand Islands Constance Huckelberry Reveille Shoal Pine Georgina ...
Within the Thousand Island area the narrowest point in the St Lawrence River is in the Thousand Islands Bridge area where the Canadian and American shores are a scant 4 miles apart.
The docks on Constance Island are east (downstream) of the bridge and located on the south-east end, while the southern side dock provides fairly deep water but the smaller docks on the north side provide only two or three feet of depth.
The island shoreline is rugged and the wildlife enjoy a somewhat undisturbed existence with a range of fauna from water snakes to white tailed dear and most everything in-between.
www.cruising.ca /thousand/o_docs/th-bridge.html   (1252 words)

  
 Facts & Trivia
The highest concentration of islands are clustered near the 1000 Islands Bridge between Alexandria Bay, New York and Ivy Lea, Ontario.
The legend of Devil's Island: The so-called "Patriot's War of 1838" was an abortive attempt by a group of Canadians and United States citizens to wrest Canada from the British Empire.
Apparently, he was traced to Maple Island by some of the other conspirators who took their revenge for his having absconded with their share of the spoils.
www.pr1000.com /facts_&_trivia.htm   (1894 words)

  
 Kiewit - Thousand Islands Bridge - St. Lawrence River, Ontario and NY   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-07)
Built in 1937, the Thousand Islands Bridge over the St. Lawrence River required extensive deck rehabilitation and safety improvements in 1996.
Consisting of suspension, arch, viaduct and truss spans, the bridge represents a vital commercial and recreational link between Canada and the United States, supporting in excess of two million vehicles annually.
The project was completed and transitioned to the owner and bridge managers one year ahead of the owner's schedule.
www.kiewit.com /project/pro_43601005.html   (241 words)

  
 The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition: Thousand Islands @ HighBeam Research   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-07)
THOUSAND ISLANDS [Thousand Islands] a group of more than 1,800 islands and 3,000 shoals in the St. Lawrence River, E of Lake Ontario, N N.Y. and S Ont., stretching c.50 mi (80 km) along the U.S.-Canada line.
Most of the islands are in Canada; Wolfe Island, Ont. (48 sq mi/124 sq km), is the largest.
The five-span Thousand Islands Bridge and highway (7 mi/11 km long; opened 1938) between the New York and Ontario mainlands crosses several islands and channels.
www.highbeam.com /library/doc0.asp?DOCID=1E1:N-1000Is&refid=ip_encyclopedia_hf   (210 words)

  
 Summer Times '96   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-07)
At one time the islands were a haven for wealthy northeasterners, but today its attractions appeal to anyone eager to soak up sun, see spectacular river sights, catch fish or explore historical sites in Canada.
Thousand Islands Skydeck, on Hill Island and near the Thousand Islands Bridge, rises 425 feet above the St. Lawrence River for spectacular views.
Wellesley Island, between the two main spans of the Thousand Islands Bridge, has the most distinctive community in the entire region.
newtimes.rway.com /1996/summer96/islands.htm   (1550 words)

  
 Encyclopedia: Thousand Islands Bridge
1000 Islands near Ivy Lea, Ontario The Thousand Islands are a chain of islands that straddle the U.S.-Canada border in the Saint Lawrence River as it emerges from the northeast corner of Lake Ontario.
Toll plaza on the U.S. side of the 1000 Islands Bridge in northern New York (taken Sept....
Cove on Wellesley Island, showing smaller island with residence Wellesley Island (formerly Wells Island) is an island in the St....
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/Thousand-Islands-Bridge   (507 words)

  
 Getaway Guides: 1000 Islands/Alexandria Bay, New York: Lodging, Dining and Diversions
Heart Island, off Alexandra Bay, N.Y. This was to be the testament of the love for his wife of George C. Boldt, a Prussian immigrant who became the most successful early hotel magnate in America, owning the Waldorf-Astoria in New York and the Bellevue-Stratford in Philadelphia.
Since 1977, the Thousand Islands Bridge Authority has been restoring the castle to the way it was the day she died, and the results are quite impressive, especially the grand staircase of marble.
Established in 1875 as a church colony, this slice of Victoriana at the west end of Wellesley Island is on the National Historic Register and reminiscent of the Methodist campground at Oak Bluffs on Martha’s Vineyard.
www.getawayguides.com /newyork/1000islands/diversions.htm   (1998 words)

  
 Interchange of the Week-#65
The bridge system is maintained by the Thousand Islands Bridge Authority, which also maintains the New York State welcome center loacted at the south end of the bridge.
The interchange north of the bridge, on Wellesley Island, is a type of folded diamond interchange with CR 100 and CR 191 (similar to
It crosses over several smaller islands and consists of three spans, of which the largest is a suspension bridge of 750 feet.
www.empirestateroads.com /week/week65.html   (590 words)

  
 Thousand Islands Bridge - A weekday in 1938 - CBC Archives
Thousand Islands Bridge - A weekday in 1938 - CBC Archives
Canada and the United States, friends and allies for many years, have strengthened their bond with a new bridge linking the two countries.
On the northern banks of the St. Lawrence River, Prime Minister William Lyon Mackenzie King welcomes U.S. President Franklin Delano Roosevelt at a dedication ceremony for the Thousand Islands Bridge.
archives.cbc.ca /IDC-1-109-1257-7050/1930s/1938/clip1   (248 words)

  
 Federal Bridge Corporation Ltd.   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-07)
These include properties of the Jacques Cartier and Champlain Bridges Incorporated and in a joint venture with its U.S. partner, the Seaway International Bridge Corporation, Ltd. At the same time, the FBCL assumed responsibility for the management of the Canadian portion of the Thousand Islands International Bridge.
The Thousand Islands International Bridge is operated and maintained jointly by Canada and the United States, on an equal basis, in keeping with an agreement signed by the Federal Bridge Corporation Limited and the Thousand Islands Bridge Authority.
As an integral component of Canada's economic activity, it is the Federal Bridge Corporation Limited and its subsidiaries' mission to manage, operate and maintain the bridges and highway infrastructure under their jurisdiction so as to provide users with safe, reliable and efficient transit.
www.federalbridge.ca /text/corporation-e.html   (694 words)

  
 1000 Islands Gananoque Ontario East Canada Official Guide!
The Thousand Islands extends on the Canadian side from Wolfe Island near Kingston, On., to the Brockville narrows at Brockville, On..
The Thousand Island bridge was built in 1938 by Prime Minister William Mackenzie King and President Franklin Roosevelt.
The upper St. Lawrence is graced by pink granite and limestone islands, large and tiny, for a distance of sixty miles.
www.gananoque.com   (659 words)

  
 SchuckTales.com - Thousand Islands Pictures   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-07)
The Canadian Channel is one of the most famous sections of the Thousand Islands and the St. Lawrence River.
The Summerland Island Group, located a few miles downstream from Alexandria Bay, is the most beautiful location in the Thousand Islands.
Cherry Island, located just upstream from Alexandria Bay, is one of the most luxurious and elegant islands in the Thousand Islands.
www.schucktales.com /thousand/pictures   (537 words)

  
 News 10 Now | 24 Hour Local News | TOP STORIES
Thousands of vehicles use this bridge each day to travel between the US and Canada.
The bridge has been in use since 1938 and now the Thousand Islands Bridge Authority is looking into its future needs.
The Thousand Islands Bridge Authority says they will continue to keep the public informed along the way.
news10now.com /content/top_stories/?ArID=46254   (332 words)

  
 Thousand Islands - 1000islands.com - The Internet Bridge to the Thousand Islands Region
This little bridge spans the US-Canada international border, with Canada on the left and the US on the right.
The 1000 Islands Region is an international tourism destination, encompassing communities on both sides of the US and Canada border along the St. Lawrence River and the eastern shores of Lake Ontario.
The region extends from Kingson to Cornwall on the Canadian side, and from Oswego to Massena on the US side, reaching inland to the foothills of the Adirondack mountains to embrace the communities that are west and north of the Adirondack Park, and the four NY Counties of Oswego, Jefferson, Lewis and St. Lawrence.
www.1000islands.com   (476 words)

  
 1000 Islands Visitor: Thousand Islands regional activities & attractions
The Thousand Islands Region is fortunate to have numerous individuals and organizations that want to chronicle this passage through time.
The Canadian bridges: a 600 ft Canadian continuous Warren Truss span connecting Hill Island with Constance Island and a suspension bridge of 348 ft. from Georgia Island to the Canadian mainland crosses the St. Lawrence River.
This is the American Span crossing the American Channel of the St. Lawrence River from the mainland to Wellesley Island with an 800 ft suspension bridge.
1000islandsvisitor.com   (1526 words)

  
 May 2000, Volume 11, No. 5   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-07)
The firm of RObinson and Steinman were original designers of the bridge which was constructed in 1937.
The 1500' suspension bridge consists of an 800' main span and 350' end spans.
The total length of the bridge including approach spans is 4500'.
www.pcany.org /assoc/news00/may00/05ste.htm   (276 words)

  
 Heart Island Heartbreak - I LOVE NEW YORK - The Official New York State Tourism Website
In 1977, the Thousand Islands Bridge Authority acquired the property, and gradually began a restoration process that continues to this day.
Visitors can walk the island, examine the carved stone cherubs, stroll down marble walkways, study hand-crafted tile work, and pause for a moment to cherish the present and dream of the future.
The islands are beautiful -- some so tiny they can hardly contain a tent, others so lush that millionaires claimed them for their castles.
iloveny.state.ny.us /travel_ideas/romantic_heart_island.asp   (300 words)

  
 Bike On Tours St. Lawrence
Enjoy the scenic Thousand Islands Parkway bikeway from Brockville to Gananoque and the rolling hills and lakes leading to the wonderful old stone buildings and Blockhouse Museum in the historic Rideau Canal town of Merrickville.
The Thousand Islands area is an international tourist attraction with a full range of tourist facilities.
Gananoque is the popular and scenic gateway to the Thousand Islands with a lively waterfront featuring the Thousand Island Village and Heritage Centre, island boat cruises, theatre at the Thousand Islands Playhouse and the Festival of The Islands in August.
www.bikeontours.on.ca /stl.htm   (316 words)

  
 Thousand Islands Winery
The Thousand Islands Winery was established on 16 May, 2002.
The Thousand Islands are a series of over 1000 islands that are located along the Saint Lawrence River and Lake Ontario.
The Thousand Islands bridge acts as the backdrop for the winery.
www.thousandislandswinery.com   (272 words)

  
 Colors of Canada
Tour boats often visit Heart Island and its sadly incomplete Boldt Castle, among the Thousand Islands in the St. Lawrence River near Kingston.
An island, in this case, is any chunk of land in the river that stays above water all year and can support one tree.
Some of the islands are preserved as a Canadian national park, but most are privately owned.
www.freep.com /features/travel/king3_20000903.htm   (1798 words)

  
 Transport Canada - Surface Programs and Divestiture - Bridges   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-07)
All of the Thousand Island bridges were built by the Thousand Islands Bridge Authority (TIBA) and subsequently operated by them until 1977 when ownership of the Canadian portion reverted to the Government of Canada.
Today, the operation and administration of the Thousand Islands Bridge is entrusted to the Federal Bridge Corporation Limited (FBCL) on behalf of the Federal Gouvernment.
The Thousand Islands Bridge Authority employed Robinson and Steinman of New York City as consulting engineers.
www.tc.gc.ca /programs/surface/bridges/thousandislandshistory.htm   (188 words)

  
 1000 Islands International Tourism Council   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-07)
The Thousand Islands International Tourism Development Corporation (dba 1000 Islands International Tourism Council) is the direct successor of the Thousand Islands International Council.
The TITDC is a New York State 501(c3) nonprofit corporation, whose largest financial supporters are the Thousand Islands Bridge Authority (TIBA), Federal Bridge Corporation Limited of Canada, and Jefferson County, New York.
Five members are appointed by the Thousand Islands Bridge Authority and four members are appointed by the Jefferson County Board of Legislators.
www.ticouncil.com /pages/13   (276 words)

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