River Respite Benedictory is located on Wilson Hill Island, at the eastern end of the Thousand Islands Region in the St. Lawrence River on the US-Canadian border. Year round access to the island is provided by a causeway. Ships of all kinds from all over the world, including the occasional tall ship, pass by our windows. Portions of the island are a Wildlife Conservation Area, and are home to loons, herons, osprey, hawks, eagles, otters, foxes and deer. The river is alive with carp, pike and muskie.