The Memories Project of Gananoque and the Thousand Islands



In this first video of The Memories Project for Gananoque and the Thousand Islands, Charlie Donovan takes us back to his childhood with memories of life played out along the St. Lawrence River. Mr. Donovan tells the story of how he and his friends began making tin boats and operated a makeshift diving suit. He introduces some interesting characters who lived in the area who were linked with the attack on Pearl Harbor and the invention of the atomic bomb during WWII.

To learn more about The Memories Project contact the Gananoque Public Library at 613-382-2436. To arrange for yourself or a senior you know to share their stories as part of the project email Pam Hudson at or call 613-329-9778. All video stories will become part of the library’s genealogical collection housed online at our YouTube Channel and at the physical library located at 100 Park Street, Gananoque, Ontario, Canada.

This project was funded and made possible by the Government of Ontario through the Seniors Community Grant.

Memories Project Information Sheet