Susans Scribblings: October 2015

Luxury Nautical Living in the World Renowned 1000 Islands

The 1000 Islands constitute an archipelago of 1,864 islands that straddles the Canada-U.S. border in the St Lawrence River as it emerges from the northeast corner of Lake Ontario.  Large freighters frequently ply the St Lawrence Seaway  and under the Canadian span, a vessel just less than 25 feet offshore can find itself in over 200 feet of water.

The water is so clear in some areas that a rocky bottom can be observed in 80 feet of water. The area has several shipwrecks, and although most of them are over 100 feet underwater, some are a mere 15 feet down and can be seen from the surface. 

In the late 19th and early 20th centuries, many distinguished visitors made the region widely known as a summer resort. Several grand hotels provided luxurious accommodations while steamboats offered extensive tours among the islands. Wealthy and middle-class summer residents built summer homes. Some masonry "castles" remain as international landmarks.

During the half century (1874–1912) of the area's greatest prominence, most wealthy vacationers came from New York City, joined by prominent families from Chicago, Cleveland, Pittsburgh and other cities of the United States and Canada. The region retains a historically important collection of vacation homes from this time.

The 1000 Islands have long been a center for recreational boating. Large steam yachts required distinctive yacht houses. The region was known also for innovative power boating during this period.

I'm proud to represent the Tall Ships Landing Condominium development of luxury nautical living in Brockville, ON in the 1000 Islands.  I have units in Canadian Dollars ranging in price from $336,900 up to $1,200,000 for a Penthouse unit.

Commercial passenger air service to the Thousand Islands region is available in both Ontario and New York stateWatertown International Airport (ART) in Watertown, New York has daily service on American Airlines connecting through Philadelphia (PHL).  Norman Rogers Airport (YGK) in Kingston, Ontario offers daily service on Air Canada connecting through Toronto Pearson. Both airports also offer private aviation services. 

Maxson Airfield (FAA LID: 89NY) is a privately owned, private-use general aviation airport located two nautical miles (4 km) south of the central business district of Alexandria Bay, a village in Jefferson County, New York. Maxson is available to the public by Maxson Airfield, LLC.

Brockville Municipal Airport (XBR), is a registered aerodrome located in Elizabethtown-Kitley Township, 4.8 nautical miles (8.9 km; 5.5 mi) northwest of the city of Brockville, Ontario, Canada.

Ottawa also has an International Airport and is less than an hour from Brockville.

Regional and International Airport Internet sites: 

Brockville http://www.brockvilleairport.com
Ottawa http://www.ottawa-airport.ca
Montreal http://www.admtl.com
Toronto http://www.gtaa.com
Ogdensburg http://www.ogdensport.com/

Kingston

http://www.cityofkingston.ca/residents/transportation/airport
Syracuse http://www.syrairport.org

No matter where you live, we can get you here :)

Come for a visit and stay for a lifetime!

Please contact me, Susan Emo, for more information on this world renowned playground!

If you're thinking about selling, I'd love to meet with you and provide a Market Analysis and go over my Marketing Plan - it is the little things that make the difference.**

 Susan Emo
Sales Representative,
Sotheby's International Realty Canada, Brokerage*
Kingston, Ontario

www.SusanEmoSellsHomes.com

 Serving the Kingston, Gananoque and the 1000 Islands Region
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