Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Thousand Island Cruise and Boldt Castle!

This is quite overdue, these past couple of weeks have been really chaotic at work and at home. This trip to Boldt Castle was amazing and the perfect quick getaway! 

The Story of Boldt Castle is really interesting so I am adding it here in case you are wondering why there is a German-like castle in the St. Lawrence River.

"At the turn-of-the-century, George, C. Boldt, millionaire proprietor of the world famous Waldorf Astoria Hotel in New York City, set out to build a full size Rhineland Castle in Alexandria Bay, on Picturesque Heart Island. The castle was to be a display of his love for his wife, Louise.In 1904, tragedy struck. Boldt telegrammed the island and commanded the workers to immediately "stop all construction". Louise had died suddenly. A broken hearted Boldt could not imagine his dream castle without his beloved. Boldt never returned to the island, leaving behind the structure as a monument of his love. For years it was left abandoned but in 1977 the 1000 Island Bridge Authority acquired the property and have been spending millions in restoration and preservation."

I really recommend this trip if you are ever in the Canadian 1000 island region or in upstate New York, the cruise takes you through several islands and the views are incredible. The cottages on the water are beautiful and you even get a chance to see the only property that is both in Canadian and America territory. 




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