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Old Jul 25, 2013, 8:58 AM   #1
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Boldt Castle was built on Heart Island in the Thousand Islands region on Lake Ontario at the turn of the century in 1900 as a display of the owner's love for his wife, who died before the castle was completed. It is said that the owner, George C. Boldt, who owned the Waldorf Astoria hotel in New York City, never returned to the island after his wife's death. The castle was left abandoned and only in 1977 did the Thousand Islands Bridge Authority purchase it and turned Boldt Castle into a major tourist destination.

There are no medieval castles in North America -- Europeans arrived and settled long after Columbus discovered it around the start of the Renaissance. But North Americans especially those in the east can delight in Boldt Castle -- as I did -- especially at the Power House structure located off the island joined by a stone-arch bridge.

#1) Boldt Castle.


#2) Power House. Meant to provide electricity to the island the Power House was designed to look like a castle.


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Old Jul 27, 2013, 10:03 AM   #2
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Second shot was very nice but both had that sense of over-processing.
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Old Jul 27, 2013, 7:22 PM   #3
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I think you're offering critique regarding the "over-processing" but I'm actually liking it and taking it as compliment. Thank you, Streets.

#3) Power House with plants in foreground.


Admission to Boldt Castle is US$8. I think the 15-minute boat ride from Alexandria Bay costs about the same. (We took a longer boat ride which included Boldt Castle.)
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Those are nice and what I would call storybook processing.
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Old Aug 13, 2013, 8:13 AM   #5
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Thank you, lorenww.

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I love all the pictures in this series. The third picture is the best one which resembles a Disneyland setting.
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Thank you WCKSer.

Some photos inside Boldt Castle:

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There is a connection between George Boldt and Thousand Island salad dressing.

http://www.gananoque.com/thd.html

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Yes, I remember that being said on the tour and I had an aha moment. Thanks for sharing the link.

(I don't like Thousand Island dressing to the point that I wonder how anyone can eat it but that's just me...)
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Yes, I remember that being said on the tour and I had an aha moment. Thanks for sharing the link.

(I don't like Thousand Island dressing to the point that I wonder how anyone can eat it but that's just me...)
My father in law loves the Thousand Island dressing. Perhaps I will tell him about George Boldt, the Castle and the dressing. I think the old man will enjoy the story.
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