In 1872, before the seaway was built, a system of disconnected locks and canals made travel along the St. Lawrence River difficult, allowing only smaller vessels beyond Montreal, Canada. Over time, the locks and canals were enlarged to provide passage for larger and larger vessels, and in the 1890s, binational proposals envisioned a deep seaway for the growing size of ocean-going ships.
The seaway along the St. Lawrence River was the most difficult section to deal with. Though there are sections of the river that is easy to navigate, other sections require a number of locks and canals co-managed by Canada and the U.S. In May 1957, the Connecting Channels Project began. Two years later, the seaway opened, allowing large, deep-draft ocean-going ships to bring important goods to the interior of the two countries.
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Reagan Kennedy assumes the position of governess to the Bernheim family’s twin nephews, and her life at Cherry Island’s Casa Blanca becomes frustratingly complicated. Service to a Jewish family and tending to eight-year-old mischievous boys brings trouble galore.
Daniel Lovitz serves as the island’s caretaker and boatman. When he tries to help the alluring Reagan make sense of her new world, her insecurities mount as her confidence is shaken―especially when she crosses the faith divide and when Etta Damsky makes her life miserable. As trouble brews, Daniel sees another side of the woman he’s come to love.
A finalist in the 2020 Selah Awards, Reagan's Reward will touch your heart.
Susan G Mathis is an international award-winning, multi-published author of stories set in the beautiful Thousand Islands, her childhood stomping ground in upstate NY. Susan has been published more than twenty times in full-length novels, novellas, and non-fiction books. She has seven in her fiction line including, The Fabric of Hope: An Irish Family Legacy, Christmas Charity, Katelyn’s Choice, Devyn’s Dilemma, Sara’s Surprise, Reagan’s Reward, and her newest, Colleen’s Confession, with Peyton’s Promise and Rachel’s Reunion coming soon. She is also a published author of two premarital books, two children's picture books, seven stories in compilation books, and hundreds of published articles. Find out more at www.SusanGMathis.com.