Saturday, May 27, 2023

Carleton Island Past & Present - The Old Fort

Podcast by Julie Rogers

"Carleton Island has some mystery about it. When James H. Durham decided to take on uncovering the true origin of The Old Fort in 1889, he was diving into a not so clear path of discovering the easy answer.The island had several names, Buck, Deere, Isle aux Chevreuils and Carleton Island. I purchased the book titled, The Old Fort Carleton Island In The Revolution, written by James H. Durham in 1889. It was reintroduced and reprinted by the St. Lawrence River Historical Foundation in 2010."

Monday, December 06, 2021


SRHF donates design and artwork for replacement Carleton Island informational panel is East End Park, Cape Vincent NY

During a visit to Cape Vincent's East End Park this summer, Dennis & Kathi McCarthy observed that the Seaway Trail informational panel for Carleton Island was deteriorated and not readable. They advised Cape Vincent Village Mayor Jerry Golden about the condition of the panel. Aware that a replacement is no longer available from Seaway Trails Inc.  Dennis & Kathi McCarthy, directors of St Lawrence River Historical Foundation, offered an updated replacement design for a new informational panel as a replacement.  Mayor Golden presented the proposal at the Cape Village meeting in July.  The village board approved the new panel purchase using the artwork. 

The new Carleton Island information panel has been mounted and can be seen in East End Park.

Friday, June 04, 2021

3D digital image of a George II  12 pound Iron Gun recovered from North Bay Carleton Island in 1973.  The gun is on display at Sacketts Harbor Battle Field in Sacketts Harbor NY. 

Saturday, February 17, 2018

Modern technology opens window into the Thousand Islands 

Fort Haldimand LIDAR Image
2017 LIDAR Image of Fort Haldimand, section circled in white shows about 400 feet of undisturbed outer earthworks.

Thursday, May 26, 2016

On May 24 and May 25 WWNY TV 7 aired a two part series by reporter John
Moore called "Secrets of Carleton Island."  

The story was initiated by information found on
with information about the 1970s underwater excavation of a revolutionary war ship and computer models of Fort Haldimand.

Permission to film on Carleton Island was provided by Thousand Islands Land
Trust  [TILT]. Their web site is

Artifacts were displayed and shown through the courtesy of the New York
State Museum