Written by Susan W. Smith
posted on February 13, 2011 22:23
Rex Ennis, local historian and author of Toujours Jeune Always Young: Thousand Islands, Emery and The New Frontenac Hotel, is continuing his research. He supplied TI Life with research “Gold”, research “questions: and a “special invitation”.
The attached spread sheet is a compilation of Hotel guests and the dates of their stay at the Frontenac Hotel on Round Island century ago.
“Stephen Sondheim's grandfather Samuel was there frequently for many years, he was an avid fisherman! He was a guest at the Frontenac before Charles Emery bought it.” states Rex. “Also Thomas A. Edison arrived in an ‘experimental electric car’ in September 1910.”
He goes on to say, “The Hotel burned on the night of August 23/24, 1911. The Thousand Islands Museum in Clayton is planning a reception for the restored flag at the Clayton Opera House on the evening of 24 August 2011!" Please mark this on your calendar and plan to attend. It will be another historic night in the Thousand Islands.”
Frontenac Hotel Guest Registry
Can you supply photographs of those families on the list whose descendants are still around the River? Can you provide any genealogy or bibliographical information? If so, please let Rex know: Rex Ennis.
For more Round Island, Frontenac Hotel information see related TI Life stories:
- Calumet Island's Lost Castle, by Kim Lunman. February 2011 Issue.
- The New Frontenac Hotel Flag, by Lynn E. McElfresh. February 2010 Issue
- “Toujours Jeune Always Young” by Rex Ennis by Susan W. Smith. June 2011 Issue
- Capitalists, a Socialist, and the Thousand Islands, by Rex Ennis. January 2011 Issue.
- Round Island Embezzler, by Rex Ennis, December 2010 Issue.
- A Gilded Age Fish Tale, by Rex Ennis, January 2011 Issue
- Clayton's Historic Island Hotels, by Rex Ennis December 2008 Issue.