Monday, January 7, 2013

Rockwell bought Cherry Island

At the Thousand Islands, Lake Ontario narrows to become the St. Lawrence River. Through these islands, flow all the water of the Great Lakes, the largest group of fresh water bodies on the earth, sometimes called "the inland seas." Together the lakes and the 1900-mile river comprise the largest inland navigation system in the world.Living on Wellesley Island and going to the Nature Center and hiking those trails pretty much every weekend, really made it easy for me to go to this island on the other side of the world.Rockwell bought Cherry Island [all nine or ten acres] from Cornwall and Walton probably in the early 1870s. Cornwall and Walton were partners who had acquired a great many of the islands near Alexandria Bay