Saturday, September 19, 2015

The Thousand Islands of St. Lawrence River (14 Pics)

Between the Canada-United States border, there is a beautiful place called Thousand Islands. You might know the name because of the extremely fattening (but delicious) salad dressing, but there is more to Thousand Islands than that. It’s an archipelago consisting of 1,864 islands stretching for about 50 miles. Some of the islands are smaller than others, ranging in size from 40 square miles all the way down to an island small enough for just one single house. In order to be considered an island in the Thousand Islands you must be above water lever all year long, have at least 1 square foot of land, and have at least one living tree.
The largest island is Wolfe Island. It's about 18 miles long and 5.5 miles at its widest point. This island houses approximately 1400 residents.

Some islands are larger than others and may have a few houses, while others may just have one house with your only neighbors across the water.

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