The Golden Cleat
Indoor/Outdoor Chart Pillow (Clayton to Alexandria Bay)
This vintage nautical chart pillow features an indoor/outdoor fabric which looks and feels like a luxurious silk/linen blend but is actually made from a synthetic material which is resistant to water, mildew, and stains. While our indoor/outdoor pillows are ideal for a screened-in porch or a transitional space they equally suitable for a main living space. The square pillow cover is 20" and comes with a 22" faux down insert which fills out the corners. The nautical charts featured on our pillows are from the early 1900s.
The fabric is custom printed for us in California on American-made fabric and we sew each pillow in our studio in Clayton. All of our pillows feature invisible zippers which allow you to remove the insert and wash the cover. We recommend hand washing the pillow cover with mild soap and allowing it to dry flat. It can be ironed on a medium to high setting.
This pillow prominently features the town of Clayton, the eastern part of Grindstone Island, and most of Wellesley Island, which is the second largest of the Thousand Islands (out of a total of 1,864). Located at the head of Wellesley Island is picturesque Thousand Island Park, founded by Methodists in 1875, and lined with Victorian-era cottages to this day. The St. Lawrence River becomes very narrow as it passes between "Wells" Island and the US mainland. Today the Thousand Islands Bridge passes over this stretch of river, know as the American Narrows. At the time that this chart was published, the only way to get to Wellesley Island was by boat.