Defying A Wet 2017: Businesses look bravely toward 2018

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Boldt Castle in Alexandria Bay opened in early spring despite high waters covering the docks, as seen from the air.

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Growing Golden Along the River’s Edge: Jewlery designer focuses on giving back culturally

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Emilie Cardinaux with hand made items in her shop, The Golden Cleat in Clayton.

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The Taste of Tourism

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May 20 Questions: Jeff Garnsey

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Growing up along the St. Lawrence River, Jeff Garnsey comes from a long line of outdoor guides and navigators. Today, after 26 years of serving with the U.S. Navy, he is fufilling his dream of continuing the family tradition and is a master captain and guide operating Garnsey’s Classic Island Cruises throughout the Thousand Islands region. We spoke with Mr. Garnsey about his career path and life on the water.

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A Seaway of Economic Stimulation

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The 728 foot Canadian ship, Cedarglen, passes by Just Enough Room Island on its way to Silver Bay Minnesota.

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Sailing Smoothly for 50 years: Antique Boat Museum Celebrates Birthday

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Rebecca Hopfinger, executive director of the Antique Boat Museum in Clayton, stands with boating relics in one of the showrooms.

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Saving a river: Plan 2014 seen as major win for St. Lawrence River dwellers

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A long-awaited and much-debated plan to regulate water levels on Lake Ontario and the St. Lawrence River was adopted by the U.S. and Canadian governments Dec. 8. Clayton’s Save the River was among the groups that pushed for nearly two decades for an updated regulation strategy. We sat down with the organization’s executive director, Lee Willbanks, to talk about the environmental and economic impacts of Plan 2014.

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Many businesses experience most satisfying tourism season in 18 years

Areal view of Clayton, NY, along the St. Lawrence River.

Areal view of Clayton, NY, along the St. Lawrence River.

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A sunny summer: Tourism’s peak season a boom for north country

JASON HUNTER n WATERTOWN DAILY TIMES Scott Garrett, caretaker at Singer Castle, prepares to leave Dark Island Thursday after providing tours of the castle in Chippewa Bay. (Wolf Story)

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Scott Garrett, caretaker at Singer Castle, prepares to leave Dark Island Thursday after providing tours of the castle in Chippewa Bay.

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Long-term growth strategy for Seaway system could include longer shipping season

A $3.8 billion strategy to double maritime trade on the Great Lakes-St. Lawrence Seaway system over the next 10 years includes a proposal to lengthen the shipping season, a situation Save the River will monitor closely. [Read more…]