Photographs of the 1000 Islands by Richard Margolis

For the past several years I have been privileged to be a summer visitor to the 1000 Islands, NY, exploring the St. Lawrence River, mostly by boat, collecting damaged propellers along the way. I've heard that there is an impressive "Propeller Garden" somewhere, but have not found it yet. What I have found are subjects for both photographs and stories—fascinating things that have historic connections that prompt wonder and perspective.

This site is a collection of landmarks I have photographed so far. I invite you to browse them and enjoy. I also invite you to send suggestions for future landmarks, including relics of the past or new castles, local treasures, big trees and small churches, international bridges and floating restaurants. Feel free to send me information about the places you would take a visitor if you wanted to show them the things that make this place special.