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About Howe Island

Posted November 7th, 2010 in News by admin

Howe Island is one of the larger islands in the St. Lawrence and offers a more secluded rural setting, without being too far removed from the amenities of the city. The island is connected to the mainland via the cable ferries crossing the Bateau Channel on either end between Kingston and Gananoque. The 13 kilometer long and 5 kilometer wide island has ample waterfront and nature but is nonetheless not a typical tourist destination, rather a permanent home for some 300 hundred residents, a number that increases somewhat in the summer months. Many inhabitants can trace their family’s initial settlement back generations, some all the way to the war of 1812. However in recent years the rural and agricultural nature of the island has broadened to include commuters to Kingston, and vacationers with extravagant summer homes. The island is together with neighbouring Wolfe Island part of the Township of the Frontenac Islands, and is also named after a British military officer, William Howe.

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