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Fishing guide with his catch in Alexandria Bay

Fishing guide with his catch in Alexandria Bay

William James Estes opened a boat livery at the west end of Thousand Islands House in 1899. He built most of the boats and skiffs he rented, and was also a fishing guide. Early 1900s. Alexandria Bay, NY. Courtesy of Jim Estes.

Captain at the helm of a ferry in Alexandria Bay

Captain at the helm of a ferry in Alexandria Bay

Lewis John “Lute” Estes at the helm of the General Hancock. In 1935, Estes returned to the river as the captain of the ferry boat and held the position until the ferry went out of service after the completion of the Thousand Islands Bridge in 1938. Between 1935 and 1938. Alexandria Bay, NY. Courtesy of […]

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. 

The "Commander III" Sailing away from Boldt Castle

The “Commander III” Sailing away from Boldt Castle

The “Commander III” was owned by Captain Thomson’s Boat line. Dick Zoller, who is driving, piloted for this company between the ages of 16 and 19. Alexandria Bay, NY. Circa 1932. Photograph donated by Guy Zoller.