FREE POSTAGE IN US: This vintage postcard souvenir folder of Thousand Islands, NY includes 20 black and white small actual photograph cards, published by William Jubb Co., Inc., Syracuse, NY. From the research I've done on several of the locations, these photos appear to have been taken in the 1920-30's. All photo cards are in near mint condition. Each card is numbered and titled. Outside folder is in good vintage condition with some surface wear and has a small tear on the tab on the backside that holds the folder together, but it stays securely when folded in; folder has not been written on or posted. Each card measures 3-1/2 inches by 2-3/4 inches and is made of heavy card stock.
Views Include: Deer Island, Bell Tower on Heart Island, View of Islands in the Canadian Channel, Fish Caught on St. Lawrence River, Out of Sight Channel, Lost Channel, Calumet Island near Clayton, Devils Oven, Rock Island Light, View from Boldt Castle at Alexandria Bay, Zavikon (the house is in Canada and the Island with flagpole is in the US), The Willows Entrance to Westminster Park, the Steamer Ship "Toronto", the Steamer Ship "Kingston", Ganaoque Narrows, Eel Bay, Boldt Castle from the Air in Alexandria Bay, Sunrise on St. Lawrence River, and Needles Eye.
Internet Research about The Thousand Islands: "The Thousand Islands gave their name to the popular Thousand Island Dressing around the turn of the 20th century when Sophie LaLonde, of Clayton, New York who served the dressing at dinner for guests of her husband, a popular fishing guide, gave the recipe to Clayton hotel owner Ella Bertrand and New York City stage actress May Irwin. Irwin shared it with hotel magnate George C. Boldt."
"In the late 19th and early 20th centuries, many distinguished visitors made the region widely known as a summer resort. Several grand hotels provided luxurious accommodations while steamboats offered extensive tours among the islands. Wealthy and middle-class summer residents built summer homes. Some masonry "castles" remain as international landmarks. The most famous extant examples are "The Towers" on Dark Island, now called Singer Castle, and the long-neglected Boldt Castle on Heart Island, which is slowly being restored."
"During the half century (1874–1912) of the resort's greatest prominence, most wealthy vacationers came from New York City, joined by prominent families from Chicago, Cleveland, Pittsburgh and other cities of the United States and Canada. The region retains a historically important collection of vacation homes from this time. The Thousand Islands have long been a center for recreational boating. Large steam yachts, many designed by Nathanael Herreshoff required distinctive yacht houses. The region was known also for innovative power boating during this period. Three local yacht clubs hosted the Gold Cup Races of the American Power Boat Association for nine consecutive years. The Antique Boat Museum of Clayton retains one of the world's major collections of recreational freshwater boats.
The Thousand Islands is the name of an archipelago of islands that straddle the Canada-U.S. border in the Saint Lawrence River as it emerges from the northeast corner of Lake Ontario. They stretch for about 50 miles (80 km) downstream from Kingston, Ontario. The Canadian islands are in the province of Ontario, the U.S. islands in the state of New York. The islands, which number 1,793 in all, range in size from over 40 square miles (100 km2) to smaller islands occupied by a single residence, to even smaller uninhabited outcroppings of rocks that are home to migratory waterfowl. The number of islands was determined using the criteria that any island must be above water level all year round, have an area greater than 1 square foot (0.093 m2), and support at least one living tree."
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