Amherst Island Tweedsmuir History, Volume 2 F2 1980-96
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Tweedsmuir Community History Collections (Stoney Creek, ON), 1999
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Amherst Island Tweedsmuir History, Volume 2 F2 1980-96


Volume 2, Part 2 of 3: Amherst Island near Kingston Ontario is a community of over four hundred comprised mostly of farmers and retirees from “away”, often Toronto or Ottawa. The Island is a component of Loyalist Township for municipal organization purposes, and is located in Lennox and Addington County. It has hourly car ferry service with the mainland at Millhaven, allowing some island residents to commute to work on the mainland. As of this writing, June 2016, there are five completed Tweedsmuir volumes in the collection. Volume II has a Table of Contents. It was completed in 1999, and covers the period (approx.) 1996-98. Among the topics covered: - Traditional Crafts, quilting, crochet - Branch Resolutions on additives in gasoline and indoor air quality - I.S.L.E. Island School Liaison Enthusiasts - FWIO Tartan origin - First Seniors' Christmas Dinner - General Store/Post Office and Neilson Store - Weasel and Easel - Back Kitchen Property - Stella Village - Stone Houses - More Branch Presidents - The Mud House - Headlands Cooperative - Waterside Music Series - The year of the Tug - Amherst Islander Ferry - St. Bartholomew's Catholic Church Fire Index: - Island Crafts - Original Constitution of the W.I. - W.I. Presidents - W.I. Street-lights for Stella - W.I. History - Tweedsmuir History Workshop - W.I. Campaigns - 95th Anniversary W.I., Stella - Trip to Athens - 100th Anniversary W.I. - Christmas Dinner, 1997-1998 - First Response Team - Island School Liaison Enthusiasts - Dominion Day Parade, 1995 - 4-H News, 1996 - Christmas Bird Count, 1997 - Glenn's Store - Nielson Store - Back Kitchen - Weasel and Easel - Steven Willard - Fire Department - Telephone System - Hydro to the Island - Ferry Dock - Amherst Island Ratepayers - Ferry Breakdown, Jan. 1997 - Amalgamation - An Early History - McMullen Family - Tour of Amherst Island, 1992 Guide - Stone Houses, 1994 - The Location of Amherst Island - 25th Anniversary, Amherst Island Beacon - Blacksmiths - 2nd Concession History - Ice Storm, 1998 - Emerald History - Ferry Problems, 1993-1994 - The Tug Salvage Prince - Ferry Service Commences, 1929 - Winter Ferry Problems, 1966 - Province toe Get Out of Ferry Serviced - Transfer of Docks to Loyalist Township - Personalities - Obituaries - Amalgamation into Loyalist Township - Legion - Agriculture - Water Levels - Wemp Heritage Day - Island History - Island Holidays - Anglican Church History - Women's Auxiliary - Waterside Summer Festival - Glenwood-Pentland Memorial - St. Bartholomew's Church - School Section #1 Becomes a Summer Home - Legion Competition, 1996 - Stella School Fair, 1924 - The Wizard of Emerald - Somewhere There is an Island