In March 2104, British Petroleum pulled the plug on a proposed Cape Vincent, NY USA industrial wind turbine sacrifice zone.....

"Reports claim the decision to pull the plug on the project follow years of controversy in the community as the majority of residents were against the plan"....ENERGYLIVE NEWS , Feb. 28, 2014

Friday, July 25, 2014

Cape Vincent's Horne's Ferry holds photo "cover" contest.

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Looking back at Cape Vincent in the Winter
George and Bruce take the day off.


Want to show your super fantastic photographic skills?? Want to be somewhat famous for a month on an international border crossing?? Now accepting photo submissions from travellers far and wide, young and not-so-young. Photos of the ferry itself or photos taken from the ferry depicting the surrounding area (ie Horne's Point, Cape Vincent, the water, the trees, the get the idea). 

SUBMISSION DEADLINE is July 31 and the winning photo will be presented as the Horne's Ferry cover photo for the month of August. Submit photos by posting on our timeline. Limit one photo per contestant.

GOOD LUCK! and Happy Traveling.

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Town of Cape Vincent sets special meeting "to continue to resolve what the town sees as lingering problems with Water District 2".

On the front page of the July 23 edition of the Thousand Islands Sun, staff writer Pamela McDowell reported:

For the past several years the town has tried to get a handle on the specific details of the district (Water District 2), which had been somewhat privately constructed. In past meetings, board members indicated that some of the add-ons to District 2 extend from the water system of Darrel Aubertine.

The Town has set a date, July 30, for a special public meeting that will address Water District 2 issues. According to Town Clerk Michelle Bouchard, the public meeting scheduled for 6:00 PM will be held at the Town Recreation Park.

The meeting will be video recorded by Steve Weed Productions.

Cape Vincent Tibbetts Point Race Sign Boards missing.

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On race day July 20 a volunteer placed signs, like the one above,  marking the course. He put them out (laying on the ground) prior to the start of the race. When he went back to set them up, two were missing.  They are brand new and were borrowed from his college.

Two large white sandwich boards, on loan to the Tibbetts Point Run Committee, went missing Sunday morning July 20th between 7:30 am and 9:00 am between Recreation Park and Tibbetts Point prior to the race.

A reward is offered for information leading to their return to Cape Vincent Chamber of Commerce office.  Call 315-654-2481 or email

Shelley F. Higgins
Executive Director
Cape Vincent Chamber of Commerce

This is what you would see if you hang around a busy intersection in Havana, Cuba.

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Or, you could attend the Cape Vincent, NY annual auto show.

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Winners of Cape Vincent Chamber of Commerce 2014 Tibbetts Point Run

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Early in the Race,  the male devision 10K and 5K early leaders and winners were running side by side.
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Kids Fun Run

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The Start of the Tibbetts Point Run

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Kid's Fun Run Winners

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5 k winners Austin Scola, Medfield, MA  and Megan Kiley, Kingston ON

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10k winners Chris Buchanan, Cicero, NY and Jennifer Hudson-Mosher,
Watertown, NY

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Corrine Thompson, Alexandria Bay and Mary Eckstein, Clayton, NY

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Nancy Werthmuller , Scott Township, NY  and Sylvia Hungerford, Webster, NY

Cape Vincent woman's "selfie" confirms existence of a halo.

St. Lawrence River Ship Watchers are looking out for the Algoma Harvester.

Environmentally advanced Canadian ship christened

An environmentally advanced Canadian ship that will transport grain and iron ore on the Great Lakes
 and St. Lawrence Seaway was christened Thursday in Hamilton Harbour outside St. Catharines, Ontario.
The Algoma Harvester, owned by Algoma Central Corp., is a maximum Seaway-size bulk cargo vessel
 that will make regular voyages from ports on Lake Superior and the St. Lawrence Seaway, according
 to a company news release. The vessel is expected to have an improvement in energy efficiency of 
about 45 percent over Algoma’s current fleet. It is the second ship in the company’s new
 Equinox Class, which debuted in November as part of the company’s 32-vessel Great Lakes fleet. 
The company has invested about $300 million to build six Equinox Class ships, two of which are under 

Cape Vincent Community Library is holding an August 16 Auction fundraiser.

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Understanding the St. Lawrence River

A recent news report circulated by the Associated Press described a controlled burn scheduled to take place on the Ontario Thousand Island National Park's Camelot Island.

A JLL reader sent me the article and commented, "Interesting how often this water flow direction is incorrectly understood…as here."

This sentence from the Associated Press report was the reason for his comment:

"The park in eastern Ontario attracts about 38,000 visitors a year and is located where the St. Lawrence River empties into Lake Ontario."

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The Tibbetts Point Light,  Cape Vincent, NY  welcomes sailors from Lake Ontario entering into the St. Lawrence River.

The Great Lakes, including Lake Ontario, are the source of the St. Lawrence River meaning that they flow into the St. Lawrence. The St. Lawrence flows northeast into the Atlantic Ocean. I remember my early teachers warning me that some people get confused about the direction of the St. Lawrence River flow because they assume that when looking at a map all the water should "run down" and not "run up" like the St. Lawrence.

Collectables Show supports Thousand Islands High School Students.

Popular Annual Event supports the Thousand Islands High School Booster Club.

Collectors attending the Annual Stamp, Postcard, Coin and Collectable show might be able to find a specimen like this 1905 postcard of the Cape Vincent waterfront.

George Mingle of Cape Vincent has announced that the 2014 edition of the Thousand Island Stamp, Postcard, Coin and Collectable Show will benefit the Thousand Islands Central High School Sports Booster Club. Collectable dealers from around the country will be at the Clayton Recreation Park.

Mr. Mingle reports that starting this year, The booster club will be selling tables at the annual show to raise funds for their organization. This year's show will be on the 26th. of July 2014, a one day adventure for people of the North County to purchase and collect items for their favorite past time hobbies. This may be an opportunity for a person to restart collecting or for a youngster to start a new hobby that might be interesting.  This is a fund raiser for the booster club at the high school to help raise money in support of their sports programs.

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Doheny Campaign Makes a Major Announcement

For Immediate Release: July 22, 2014
Contact: David M. Catalfamo | | 518-729-0469

Doheny Campaign Makes a Major Announcement

When: Friday, July 25th, 2014

Where: 215 Washington Street
            Watertown, New York
            (In front of the building)

The leaning Cathedral of Pisa

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When you are taking a photograph, you should always keep the subject in your field of view as straight as possible.

Tibbetts Point Hostel sets date for Community Food Pantry Spaghetti dinner.

The scores of people who attended this event last year raved about the beautiful and filling evening they spent on the grounds of the Tibbetts Point Light Hostel while eating spaghetti at one of the most beautiful spots in the world. Volunteers helped the hostess serve the meal and picnic tables were available on the grounds.  This is an excellent opportunity for you to experience an evening at the hostel.

Sunday, July 20, 2014

Today's (July 20) Cape Vincent Tibbetts Point run drew a large crowd.

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The 2014 Cape Vincent Tibbetts Point Run was a great family day.

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And a day for serious runners on a fast, professionally timed course.  The two leaders are seen here just before the turn onto the road that would take them along the St. Lawrence River shoreline towards Tibbetts Point.

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Then came the pack.

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The big field of runners and walkers kept coming and coming.

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Runners of all ages.

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Moms and dads and kids and grandparents.

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At the return, the leader of the 5K was unchallenged and  really burning the course.

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Zoom!  Zoom!

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And these competitors,  hamming it up, were not that far behind.
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I wonder if she won her division? The winners will be announced by the Cape Vincent Chamber of Commerce.

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These two runners reflect the mood of the day. Perhaps they were discussing a deserved visit to the ice cream shop.

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Next year's times will be even better!

You can view the race results at this link.