Monday, 12 January 2009

Wellesley Island, New York

Postmarked New York, dated 20 December 2008.

Wellesley Island
1000 Islands
The summer sun gently warms the Victorian Homes, built on Wellesley Island from 1874 to 1890, within sight of the Scenic St. Lawrence River.

The Thousand Islands are a group of 1,793 islands in the St Lawrence River, ranging in size from 40 square miles (1000 sq metres) to anything that can support a single tree and is above water level all year.  Wellesley Island straddles the USA/Canadian border and connects the two via the Thousand Islands International Bridge.  Although some people live there permanently, the poulation grows dramatically in the summer months.

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  1. I love Thousand Island, and order it when French dressing is not available.

    Seriously, there is a cool looking castle somewhere on one of these islands.

  2. :) :) I've only just put two and two together. Does the dressing originate there?

    To tell the truth, although I've heard of the dressing, it wasn't until this card arrived that I knew there was a place of the same name. so it goes without saying, I didn't know of the island either. Thanks for the information!


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