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Boldt Castle on Heart Island

New York 1000 Lakes Area


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A six minute ferry ride on Uncle Sam’s Boat Tours in Alexandria Bay took us to Boldt Castle. Designed after European Castles, George Boldt began a summer estate for his wife and kids, but construction stopped when his wife died before it was completed. Now reconstruction has resumed by the 1000 island bridge authority so we now know where all that toll money goes.

Castle entrance
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View from the side
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Not all interior rooms are completed, but the some of them remind me of the Biltmore estate on a smaller scale.

Dining room
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Grand staircase from above
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From the garden walkway
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The island had its own powerhouse with generators for electricity and water pressure
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One of the coolest areas was the small castle built as a playhouse for the kids.
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Overall a great way to spend a few hours. Total cost was $46 for the boat ride and self guided tour for 2 people.

Posted by Boilersfrom1989 11:56

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