Type of Work: Sport, Recreation, and Tourism

The tour boat “Sis III” on the St. Lawrence River

The tour boat “Sis III” on the St. Lawrence River

Sis III, the third boat from Sis Boat Lines. It was a tour boat that went down the St. Lawrence River. 1940s or ’50s. On the St. Lawrence River near Alexandria Bay, NY. Courtesy of the Alexandria Township Historical Society.

Three fishing guides with a catch in Alexandria Bay

Three fishing guides with a catch in Alexandria Bay

Three fishing guides pose with their catch. These fishing guides would paddle gentlemen fishermen about 30 miles a day in their skiffs. Most of the time, they would cook the tourists’ dinner with the fish they caught, called shore dinners. Circa 1870s. On the St. Lawrence River near Alexandria Bay, NY. Courtesy of the Alexandria […]

Barbara Brown announcing on a boat tour in Alexandria Bay

Barbara Brown announcing on a boat tour in Alexandria Bay

Barbara Brown announcing (giving tour information) during an Uncle Sam Boat Tour on the St. Lawrence River. Late 1970s. Alexandria Bay, NY. Courtesy of Barbara Brown. You can listen to Barbara Brown remembering her time as an announcer in the audio clip. 

Trapper Roy Johnson with pelts in Brier Hill

Trapper Roy Johnson with animal pelts in Brier Hill

Roy C. Johnson, who was known as the “preacher-trapper” because those were his two occupations, displaying pelts he trapped. Circa 1960. Hamlet of Brier Hill in Morristown, NY. Courtesy of Dave Johnson.