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Rockport invites you to visit our village and surrounding area and we are confident you will enjoy your time. Come and discover this well kept secret jewel of the St. Lawrence River. Check out our business directory to see the full extent of things to do and see in Rockport. The community and businesses invite you to use the many benches located around the village and take time out to do nothing but soak up the sun and the view.
AGM of Friends of Rockport Customs Restoration Society
Wednesday, September 29th @ 4:30pm via Zoom
Rockport Customs Park update:
Two major goals for this summer are in place. We have a new floating dock, in time as water will start dropping now,and a beautiful blue shade sail over the tables. So needed with this heat lately.
Huge thanks to Ben, Brian and Sylvan for helping get this done!
As most people know 2021 is a very special year for Andress Boat Works. W.E. Andress was started in 1921 with the purchase of the current location. When son Elmer joined the business that Grandpa (Ed) started, and it was known as W. E. Andress & Son. In April 1981 Art and Wendy Merkley, granddaughter of Ed, purchased W. E. Andress & Son and renamed it to the current Andress Boat Works.
This year we wanted to celebrate our 100th year of this family business and our personal 40th anniversary. We were waiting for our American friends to be able to be involved, as there are many families on the islands that have been involved with this business for many decades. That became a reality on Aug. 9th. As we started to plan it became more and more challenging due to COVID-19 restrictions. The most significant is an outside gathering must not exceed 100 people.
We really don’t want to have to limit who gets to participate. With this as the constraint, we have decided to delay celebrating until the summer of 2022. Our hope is that restrictions will be gone, and people will be able to enjoy the celebration and each other more freely.
This is not ideal, but it seems to be the most sensible option at this point.
We designed an anniversary logo, featuring the St. Lawrence Skiff and t-shirts with the Elva and this new logo, which are available in our store. Stop by and check them out and please stay tuned for this postponed event to commence summer 2022.
Thank you for your continued support of Andress Boat Works.
Rockport Businesses include:
Andress Boat Works
Andress Massey Millwork & Cabinetry
Barn House Gallery
Boathouse Restaurant and Inn
Rockport Cruises / Rockport Boat Line
Rockport General Store
Support your local businesses in the local area of TLTI
Visit Rockport, Ontario in the heart of the 1000 Islands! Take a cruise, get service at the marinas, visit our local shops and artists, and get a bite to eat!