By John A. Morrow
Date of issue- July 11,2009
Number in edition- 500 / 50 AP
Limited edition -Frame size- 16×20, 22×28
Paper- Epson Matt Canvas 150 (Size Varies)
Printed by HMS Fine Art Giclee print with pigmented inks
In the Thousand Islands those that seek solitude go to Chippewa Bay, those looking for refined solitude choose Clayton, but for those drawn to the light, like moths to a flame, Alexandria Bay has no equal. The land on which Alexandria Bay is located was owned by James LeRay. After a survey done in 1804 he decided to create a settlement there and named it after his son Alexander. The natural beauty of the area attracted many people and the town grew into a busy port and fuel stop for steam ships traveling the St. Lawrence River. By the end of the century many wealthy and influential people had established residence in the Thousand Islands. Traveling by rail, one could leave New York City on a Friday afternoon and arrive in the Thousand Islands the next morning. This era of opulence and grandeur all ended in 1929 with the start of the Great Depression. This is a view of Alexandria Bay from the Edgewood Hotel just after sundown, on a Saturday night during Pirates Weekend. Reproduced from an oil painting on board by giclee printing.