Photographer's Note

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 islands stretch for about 50 mi (80 km) downstream from Kingston, Ontario. The Canadian islands are in the province of Ontario. The U.S. islands are in the State of New York. The islands, which number 1,865 in all, range in size from over 100 kmē 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 for 365 days per year and support at least one tree or shrub.

The Thousand Islands have long been a center for recreational boating. Large steam yachts in the late 19th and early 20th centuries required distinctive yacht houses. The region was known also for innovative power boating during this period.

The Thousand Islands gave their name to the popular Thousand Island Dressing around the turn of the 20th century.

Technical: This was originally an APS print, which was then scanned (using a not-great scanner), so the quality is not very good even after attempts to enhance in PS (primarily sharpening, contrast, noise reduction). On the other hand, it gives a retro feeling to the photo, I think, which goes well with the subject, a classic wooden powerboat / motorboat in a location reknowned for power boating in the early 20th century.

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