“Entering Rockport” is inspired by the view driving into this small hamlet on the Canadian shore of the St. Lawrence River. For me, Rockport holds many memories as a young boy. It is where Andress Boatworks built my dad’s mahogany runabout Lou II. The small building at the bottom of the hill is the former Customs Immigration Office for those crossing from the United States. The yellow building was once nicknamed “Smileys”. The old woman that owned ran the small store never smiled so we nicknamed her Smiley all in jest. The only time we went there was for ice cream while dad would usually chat it up with the customs officers. We became known as frequent crossers. My dad thought that was a clever way to stay on their good side.