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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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Higgins has more than 40 years of experience as an insurance agent and is Vice President of Thousand Islands Agency which he purchased in 1979 and perpetuated to his son and daughter in 2012.
The Thousand Islands played a key role in our state's and nation's history, and visitors can tour key historical sites and museums, including: the beautiful Boldt and Singer castles, the antique boat museum in Clayton, and the Sackets Harbor Battlefield, which served as the command center for American naval and military operations on Lake Ontario during the War of 1812.
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