Counter Currents, a novel

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Counter Currents is set in the 1000 Islands of the St. Lawrence River (mostly in 1838). This board contains images of historic persons from the book and places where the story unfolds. The tale includes Bill Johnston, the 19th-century river legend. He fought in the War of 1812 for the US, sided with Canadian rebels in 1838, smuggled for decades, and created newspaper headlines wherever he went. The novel also uses Johnston's daughter Kate as a love interest. Buy it at Amazon or Smashwords.

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Counter Currents: A Story Of Smugglers, River Pirates, Love. War Of 1812, Freedom Fighters, Cover Art, Pirates, Counter, Audiobooks, Literature, Fiction, Novels

Counter Currents is available in ebook and paperback from Amazon. It is available as an ebook from Smashwords, Kobo, Barnes & Noble, Sony, and others. Cover art by Amelia Ah You.

Donald McLeod, shown here in his later years, at 50 was the top rebel general in the east. He helped Johnston burn the steamer Sir Robert Peel. Newspaper Headlines, War Of 1812, Steamer, Rebel, Counter, Novels, Top, Life, Crop Shirt

Photo of Donald McLeod late in life. In 1838, he was a rebel general and helped Bill Johnston burn the Sir Robert Peel.

Preston King of Ogdensburg, New York, played a small role in the Battle of the Windmill, as described in the novel. War Of 1812, The St, Preston, Novels, New York, History, Windmill, Counter, Historia

Preston King of Ogdensburg, New York, played a small role in the Battle of the Windmill, as described in the novel.

In 1837 and John Counter played a role in the novel as a thorn in the side of protagonist Ryan. He later became mayor of Kingston, Ontario. Kingston Ontario, Newspaper Headlines, War Of 1812, Counter, Novels, Books, Libros, Book, Book Illustrations

In 1837 and 1838, John Counter played a role in the novel as a thorn in the side of protagonist Ryan. He later became mayor of Kingston, Ontario.

This ship, the Sir Robert Peel, was attacked, looted and burned in 1838 by Bill Johnston and his henchmen. The novel recreates that dramatic event. Newspaper Headlines, War Of 1812, The St, Counter, Novels, Ship, Ships, Fiction, Romance Novels

This ship, the Sir Robert Peel, was attacked, looted and burned in 1838 by Bill Johnston and his henchmen. The novel recreates that dramatic event.

This skiff from the Antique Boat Museum in Clayton, New York, is similar to those referred to in the novel. Newspaper Headlines, War Of 1812, Counter, Novels, Museum, Boat, Antique, Places, Dinghy

This skiff from the Antique Boat Museum in Clayton, New York, is similar to those referred to in the novel.

This coffee house in Kingston, Ontario, housed the Steamboat Inn in In the novel, Ryan worked here for for several weeks. Kingston Ontario, Newspaper Headlines, War Of 1812, Counter, Novels, Coffee, House, Kaffee, Home

This coffee house in Kingston, Ontario, housed the Steamboat Inn in 1837. In the novel, Ryan worked here for for several weeks.

This photo of Bill Johnston's son Stephen Decatur shows him in his later years. In 1838 he helped his father's smuggling business and he plays a minor a role in the novel. Newspaper Headlines, War Of 1812, The St, Plays, Counter, Novels, Business, Image, Games

This photo of Bill Johnston's son Stephen Decatur shows him in his later years. In 1838 he helped his father's smuggling business and he plays a minor a role in the novel.

This photo of Bill Johnston's eldest son Jim shows him in later years calling people to dinner at his brother Stephen's hotel. In he helped his father evade capture and he plays a role in the novel. Newspaper Headlines, War Of 1812, The St, Plays, Counter, Brother, Novels, Dinner, People

This photo of Bill Johnston's eldest son Jim shows him in later years calling people to dinner at his brother Stephen's hotel. In 1838, he helped his father evade capture and he plays a role in the novel.

This photo of Bill Johnston's wife Ann (born Sarah Ann Randolph) shows her in later years. In 1838 she plays a role in the novel. Sarah Ann, Newspaper Headlines, War Of 1812, The St, Plays, Counter, Novels, Image, Games

This photo of Bill Johnston's wife Ann (born Sarah Ann Randolph) shows her in later years. In 1838 she plays a role in the novel.

Much of the novel is set in Clayton, New York, in The features varied little in 1862 when this map was drawn. The Johnston house was near the wharf in the upper left. Newspaper Headlines, War Of 1812, Genealogy, Counter, Novels, Map, York, House, Home

Much of the novel is set in Clayton, New York, in 1838. The features varied little in 1862 when this map was drawn. The Johnston house was near the wharf in the upper left.

Portrait of John A. Macdonald, circa In he was a young lawyer in Kingston who defended captured rebels. He plays a significant role in the novel. In he became Canada's first prime minister. First Prime Minister, Ontario Curriculum, English Resources, Newspaper Headlines, Canada Online, Canadian History, French Teacher, Historical Pictures, How To Become

Portrait of John A. Macdonald, circa 1842. In 1838, he was a young lawyer in Kingston who defended captured rebels. He plays a significant role in the novel. In 1867, he became Canada's first prime minister.

Another watercolor by Henry Francis Ainslie, showing the desolation of Newport after the Battle of the Windmill. British North America, War Of 1812, Colonial Architecture, Windmill, Newport, Novels, Canada, History, Historia

Another watercolor by Henry Francis Ainslie, 1839, showing the desolation of Newport after the Battle of the Windmill.

The lighthouse that featured in the novel's big battle scene later became a lighthouse. It remains today as a museum. Big Battle, Newspaper Headlines, War Of 1812, Lighthouse, Counter, How To Become, Novels, Scene, Museum

The lighthouse that featured in the novel's big battle scene later became a lighthouse. It remains today as a museum.

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Watercolor by Henry Francis Ainslie, 1839, shows the desolation after the Battle of the Windmill in 1838.

Nils von Schoultz, who commanded the Hunters at the Battle of the Windmill, has a major role in the novel. Newspaper Headlines, War Of 1812, The St, Windmill, Hunters, Raiders, Patriots, Pirates, Battle

Nils von Schoultz, who commanded the Hunters at the Battle of the Windmill, has a major role in the novel.