Contest #463: Just Room Enough Island, St. Lawrence River, New York, USA.

Thousand Islands single house

In compiling this reveal, I got off on a tangent. I was looking for a word, similar to “onomatopoeia” that means a name that perfectly describes a location or item. Best thing I could come up with was “phenomime”. If anyone has a better word for it (there must be something in German, right? I mean, Germans have a name for EVERYTHING!), I’d love to hear about it in your comment.

Just Room Enough Island is the smallest of the “Thousand Islands” chain in the St. Lawrence river between the US and Canada. As the name suggests, the island is just large enough to contain the house and 2 trees. Why the 2 trees? Because, in order to be categorized as an “island” in this region, it must be 1) larger than 1 square meter, 2) contain land which remains above the water 12 months of the year, and 3) be capable of sustaining 2 live trees.

The island was purchased in the 1950s by the Sizemore family, who built the house as a quiet vacation getaway.

Those who squeezed on to the island before the hint include:

  • LawnBoy
  • Phil Ower
  • Glenmorren
  • Paul Voestermans
  • Robin
  • Lelie
  • Garfield
  • Eloy Cano
  • Lighthouse
  • Romano
  • Marisa Boraas
  • Max_Power
  • hhgygy

And after:

  • Declan Moore
  • joe9000
  • steven simmons
  • Chris Nason