Written by Kim Lunman
posted on May 13, 2013 07:37
It's that time of year again: Island Time. Summer is back and so is Island Life Magazine. Here's a preview of this year's issue which takes readers on voyage through the Thousand Islands.
Readers of Thousandislandslife.com may recognize the aerial shot on the cover of Island Life Magazine 2013 taken by Thousand Islands photographer Ian Coristine. It's a photograph of a cottage which was designed as a Chesapeake lighthouse on Quebec Head on Wolfe Island, the largest Thousand Island.
This year's edition also features a number of new contributors including Singer Castle historian Judy Keeler who writes about Frederick Gilbert Bourne, the president of the Singer Sewing Machine Company who built the castle on Dark Island. Author and Thousandislandslife.com contributor Lynn McElfresh writes about her family's island life on Grenell Island, an historic American cottage colony near Wellesley Island.
The magazine features the photography of Coristine, the author of six books on the Thousand Islands and Ottawa author John McQuarrie, whose most recent book is The 1000 Islands Then & Now.
The incredible wildlife photography of Grindstone Island resident Martin Zonnenberg is also showcased in a photo essay titled Birds of the River. Photographer Doug McLellan, of Wood Isle, shares a spectacular night shot of the Lake Fleet Group called Starry Starry Night.
In this year's fourth annual issue, I write about The House of Seven Gables on Dashwood Island near Ivy Lea. Also known as Opawaka Lodge, the fabled estate is celebrating its 110th anniversary this year. The magazine also features stories and photographs about Cape Vincent, Wolfe Island, the Admiralty Group of Islands, Tremont Island, Boldt Castle's Heart Island, the Brock Isles, Thousand Islands boating and the upcoming Tall Ships Festival in Brockville this June 14, 15, and 16.
Island Life is distributed annually to 25,000 select subscribers in eastern Ontario and northern New York every May. Copies are also made available for $4.95 in Thousand Islands stores throughout the summer and available online at islandlifemag.ca. An online version of Island Life Magazine is also being launched this May.
The magazine is distributed in the EMC newspaper to select households in Brockville, Mallorytown, Gananoque and as far west as Wolfe and Howe Islands on Thursday May 16 before the Victoria Day weekend. It will be distributed in the Thousand Islands Sun in northern New York on Wednesday May 22 before the Memorial Day weekend.
Get out a deck chair and enjoy Island Life this summer!
By Kim Lunman, owner and publisher of Island Life Magazine / firstname.lastname@example.org
Kim Lunman is the owner and publisher of Island Life Magazine (http://www.islandlifemag.ca) based in Brockville, Ontario. Kim's 2013 magazine will be distributed this month in local newspapers in eastern Ontario and northern New York. This summer Kim plans on visiting many more islands to meet their owners and we can all look forward to reading their stories in the coming months.