Saturday, December 8, 2012

St.Lawrence River Facts Gifts

Through Cartier's voyages, readers witness France's attempts at building empire and wealth to rebuild a strong position among European powers. Like other texts from this collection, Cartier's exploration of the St. Lawrence River, and his failed attempts at finding a northward passage, and of building a successful colony provide readers a window toward the exploration age: motives for the European presence, the importance of the northward passage, the travails of sailing, the difficulties of colonizing, and tenuous relationships with the native peoples (in this case the Iroquois of the St. Lawrence River) encountered. Likewise, this book uses a variety of text features in an effective manner: illustrations and pictures, timelines, sidebars, boldfaced words, and text boxes with supplementary information. As usual, the text provides us with additional information related to exploration.
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Saturday, July 21, 2012

Less Bass St.Lawrence river

This is a common pattern that is being seen in other areas of the US and Canada, home to the smallmouth bass. The bass that survive can thrive due to less competition and the ability to eat large numbers of gobies, a favorite food. Less bass are surviving however due to disease and invasive species.
The possible causes are discussed thoroughly in the article published recently in the Oneida Dispatch.

Monday, July 9, 2012


yacht Luna is passing under the thousand island bridge on the St. Lawrence river it is 315 feet long owned by a Russion billionare. It is escorted by 2 small security boats.

Friday, June 22, 2012

Le Massif de Charlevoix Train

The train of Le Massif de Charlevoix has started its spring-summer season on the 140-kilometre route between Quebec City and the resort town of La Malbaie in Canada. Created from restored 1950s railcars, the train runs along the St Lawrence River and passes waterfalls, seaside towns and mountain scenery. Same-day return rail packages include the Escape to La Malbaie, which leaves Montreal at 9am and returns at 8.25pm. The package costs $C275 ($265) and includes sightseeing at Baie-Saint-Paul, breakfast and a four-course dinner. It's also possible to stay overnight along the route.

Friday, June 8, 2012

Thousand Islands. Smallmouth

The term, "black bass," is generic, including both smallmouth and largemouth bass, but excluding some other species known as "bass," such as rock bass. The black bass is a member of the perch family. Distinctions between smallmouth and largemouth bass may seem slight, but anglers appreciate differences in behavior and habitat. Smallmouth bass tend to jump more and fight aggressively on the surface when hooked, in order to throw the hook. Generally, the smallmouth bass is more prized--at least here--and is more characteristic of Thousand Islands. Smallmouth bass prefer cool, deeper, swift water and rocky shorelines, where it cruises in the shadows. Smallmouth are most often found in runs and pools, and a frequent succession of riffles, runs, and pools is an indicator of a good smallmouth site. On the river, bass congregate where narrow channels with fairly fast currents open into broader reaches of slower water--just as they do at the inlet from a faster stream to a lake, or where there is an under-water "waterfall," where faster moving surface water drops into a deeper pool. The "hot spots" of course provide more abundant food supply, concentrated in a small area. Bass will especially favor such a a hot spot if it provides fairly deep water near to broken, rocky contours that offer cover, where the flow is steady and cool.

Monday, June 4, 2012

St.Lawrence River Fishing

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Renowned fly fishing master Harry Murray introduces viewers to the exciting, but often overlooked world of fly fishing for small mouth bass. When the water gets too warm for trout, fishermen can expand their focus and target these spectacular game fish. Ounce for ounce, no North American gamefish offers more excitement for anglers than bass. Any angler who has landed a feisty, ferocious two-pounder after 30 minutes of play remains hooked for life. No wonder 19.5 million anglers regularly fish for bass in the U.S, Canada, and central America. Bass fishing is now so popular that bass-catching tournaments have become a leading spectator sport across the continent and St. lawrence River.  Smallmouth Bass Fishing Books and DVD

The Rideau Canal:

Natural beauty is a venue that can’t be faked. The Rideau Canal Waterway is a stretch of Canadian wilderness that exhibits incredible landscapes and amazing ingenuity. A series of more than 40 locks and 200 kilometers (125 miles) of waterway takes a boater from the Ottawa River in Ottawa to Kingston where Lake Ontario flows into the St Lawrence River and the 1000 Islands begin.
Boating is not the only way to enjoy this attraction. Many of the lockstations are easily accessible by car and have exhibits to educate the visitor and enhance the experience. Picnic areas are a standard amenity while towns like Merrickville, Smith Falls, and Ottawa have restaurants nearby as well. Other lockstations providing exhibits include Jones Falls, Kingston Mills and Chaffey’s Locks. Most of these attractions are best visited between mid-May to mid-October when the locks are in operation.

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Carleton Island near Cape Vincent

Carleton Island near Cape Vincent is a lost treasure in the Thousand Islands rich in history with ruins still remaining from Fort Haldimand, controlled by the British during the American Revolution. Some of the largest warships were built here during that time. Long-vacant Carleton Villa was built here in 1894 by William O. Wyckoff, who made his fortune marketing Remington typewriters.

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Pike fishing

I found that the book was generally very informative. I have fished northerns extensively with a great variation of methods. I have a few suggestions for the next book. I think that the book didn't pay enough attention to live bait fishing. I believe that live bait needs to be covered more. I was particularly glad to see the dead bait section and all of the rigs for using both live and dead bait. (I always thought that it was interesting how a pike would hit a chub long after it died.) A second thing that I believe would further enhance the completeness of the book is to inform the readers how to catch how to catch monster pike in the canadian north during the SUMMER and not just the spring. I have found that during this period fishing techniques differ greatly. Other than that I found the book to be an exellent resource and tool to use both as a beginner and an advanced fisherman.
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Sunday, April 22, 2012

St. Lawrence River largemouth bass

You can fish for bass in the Lake of the Isles on the  St. Lawrence River   St. Lawrence River has outstanding bass fishing for residents and bass fishinermen.When you visit this part of New York make sure you fish the Lake of the Isles. The Lake of the Isles in upstate New York is one of the largest inland bay fishing spots on the St. Lawrence River. This lake area is  unique in the area because of its limited excess to the St. Lawrence River.  There are large beds of lily pads and weed banks  with very clear water that offers fine bass fishing. The area is also out of the strong winds that blow up the waves and make it tough to fish for bass,  the shoreline areas are full of down trees and tree limbs,this creates great conditions for spawning and catching largemouth bass.

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Tug Boat Fire St. Lawrence River

In the overnight hours of March 27, the 105-foot tug Patrice McAllister, en route from Toledo, Ohio to the East Coast, caught fire. Crews from the US and Canadian Coast Guards would respond just after 2 a.m. to find the vessel completely in flames and crew members in the water. The Chief Engineer, who was stationed in the engine room where the fire began, would suffer the worst injuries of the 6 crew members, later resulting in his death.

Sunday, April 8, 2012

Wood chime for your river house

Tropical in appearance and natural in sound bamboo wind chimes are a real treat for any patio. You'll love the soft tones that resonate from these fun, casual chimes. A bamboo wind chime is wonderful on the back porch.
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Our bamboo products offer beauty, strength and stability while displaying all of the eco-friendly benefits of a sustainable resource. As the fastest growing plant on Earth, bamboo plays an important role in the reduction of timber consumption, promoting environmental preservation and forest protection throughout the world. The production of bamboo serves as a means to alleviate poverty in rural economies and to provide a useable resource for eco-friendly consumers. The bamboo is plenty strong to hold the weight that a typical bunk bed is subjected to and it is lighter than a similar design using more traditional hardwood. Even though bamboo poles are becoming more popular there are not many local retailers that carry the product.

Saturday, March 24, 2012

Garmin Bluechart St.Lawrence River

Covers:Covers the St. Lawrence River from Brockville, Ont. to Sept-Iles, Que., including Montreal and Quebec. Also includes detailed coverage of Lake Champlain and Lac Saint-Jean, including Burlington, VT, Rideau River, the Ottawa River to Temiscaming, the Riviere Saguenay from Chicoutimi, Que. to the St. Lawrence River, and the Hudson River to Troy, NY.
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Wednesday, February 29, 2012


Fishing on the St.Lawrence is a great experience the river abounds with fish especially pan fish,take your kids fishing with some worms and a bobber set up and you will catch fish all day long.The fish will literally fight over the worm.

Monday, February 27, 2012

Bonnie Castle Manor

Alexandria Bay's major resorts is due to change hands soon.Owner Don Cole said the sale of Bonnie Castle Manor and Marina in downtown Alexandria Bay are pending.Speaking through Garlock Realty, Cole said the "main shareholder" of the purchaser is based in Rochester.The Alexandria Bay-based Garlock Realty is handling the transaction. They say there are several investors, but the main shareholder is the daughter of the people who used to own Fiacco's Restaurant that was outside of Potsdam toward Canton.
The sale is expected to close soon and does not include Bonnie Recreation Center, which Cole also owns.

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Lake of the Isles St.Lawrence River

Lake of the Isles has outstanding habitat values for resident and river-based fisheries resources.

The extensive beds of aquatic vegetation, high water quality, shelter from strong winds and wave action, and undeveloped shoreline areas, create highly favorable conditions for spawning and nursery use by many warm water fish species. Included among these are bowfin, northern pike, largemouth bass, brown bullhead, rock bass, pumpkinseed, bluegill, black crappie, and yellow perch. Several uncommon species, such as yellow bullhead and chain pickerel are also found in the area. Lake of the Isles is a major concentration area in the river for many of these species, and is especially renowned for its largemouth bass population. Many trophy size bass have been taken here (including the St. Lawrence River record), attracting fishermen from
throughout the Thousand Islands region. Many anglers are also attracted to Lake of the Isles by its excellent year-round fisheries for pike and various pan fish species. Access to the area for recreational fishing is available from De Wolf Point State Park and from private facilities on the bay and at nearby river locations.

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Bill Johnston St. Lawrence River

American sympathizers attacked Canada 10 times from bases in the United States between December 1837 and December 1838.
The St. Lawrence River had its share of rebel activity in that period: an aborted raid on Gananoque and Kingston in February; the looting and burning of the steamer Sir Robert Peel in May; and, a four-day siege at a windmill near Prescott in November.
The only rebel leader to participate in all three incidents was the legendary Bill Johnston, a long-time smuggler and former Canadian who fought as a river raider for the Americans during the War of 1812.

After Johnston and a small band of men destroyed the Peel, the Thousand Islands became ground zero for a costly bi-national manhunt. Throughout the summer and into the fall of 1838, a combined force from two countries of 500 men and at least four armed steamships, plus smaller boats, concerned themselves entirely with nabbing Johnston. It would be easier to capture morning mist.
No man in Upper Canada wanted Johnston more than Richard Henry Bonnycastle, 45. A brevet major in the Royal Engineers, he arrived in Kingston in 1837 to complete construction of Fort Henry. As a militia lieutenant-colonel, he found himself the de facto fort commandant when the Upper Canada rebellion began. He had succeeded at every task and challenge in his career. The crafty river pirate stood in the way of a perfect record. He focused the full depth of his intellect on netting Johnston.
Bonnycastle and his naval ally, Captain Williams Sandom, had spies in New York State and Upper Canada watching for Johnston. They ordered armed crews into the islands in rowboats to shadow Johnston's daughter and sons as they shipped him supplies. The Johnston siblings proved too clever to inadvertently lead authorities to the pirate patriarch.