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a group of more than 1,800 islands and 3,000 shoals in the St. Lawrence River, E of Lake Ontario, N N.Y. and S Ont., stretching c.50 mi (80 km) along the U.S.-Canada line. Most of the islands are in Canada; Wolfe Island, Ont. (48 sq mi/124 sq km), is the largest. The islands are part of a belt of metamorphic rock connecting the Adirondack Mts. and the Canadian Shield; they were formed at the end of the Ice Age, when the St. Lawrence River became the chief outlet of the Great Lakes. The forested region is a popular summer resort; many of the islands are privately owned, and some have castles built by former wealthy owners. There are numerous parks on the islands, including Canada's St. Lawrence Islands National Park. The five-span Thousand Islands Bridge and highway (7 mi/11 km long; opened 1938) between the New York and Ontario mainlands crosses several islands and channels.
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Bald eagles nest up in the 1000 Islands during the winter.
Now he takes people out on tours across the 1000 Islands.
That is until this year when, from 02 to 05 June, branch members welcomed delegates and guests from across Canada to Brockville in the 1000 Islands region of Eastern Ontario for Conference 2011 with the theme "Catch the Spirit of our Loyalist ancestors who settled on the north shore of the upper St.
The four properties included: 1000 Islands Mall, Brockville, Ontario; Confederation Mall, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan; Mountain Plaza Mall, Hamilton, Ontario; and Frontenac Mall, Kingston, Ontario.
The project amenities will include two overlooks and viewing areas and landscaping around the Boater Service Building and by the Frink Riverwalk in front of the 1000 Islands Harbor Hotel.
on our dinner cruise--Manitouana (Garden of the Great Spirit)--the First Nations name for the world famous 1000 Islands.
Tim is currently working as the curator of the Arthur Child Heritage Museum of the 1000 Islands, focusing mainly on the restoring and the presenting of the collections belonging to the now-closed Gananoque Museum.
In 2003 the bateau Black Snake was purchased from the 1000 Islands River Heritage Society.
1000 Islands Mall in Brockville, Ontario is a single-storey enclosed shopping centre with approximately 274,000 square feet of leaseable area and is 99 percent leased.
The 1000 Island International Tourism Council published that there are over 19 million people within 300 miles of Wellesley Island.