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1001 Islands on a River.

Updated on October 17, 2013
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These are the Cruise Boats on the River taking the visitors.

1864 Islands on the River.

I saw this Island with my wife on 11th August,2013.I would like to see some good Huber comment and use the pool to vote.This is an island with 1864 islands and no body could tell me how many Castles or homes are on this Island and such an heritage island with glorious rich past content has no interest to attract visitors from all over the world surprises me most.

People come and see Niagara Falls and go but do all the people who visit Niagara Falls know where that water which drops down goes flowing be four it reaches the sea and where exactly it goes and merges in to the sea.This island is a water wonder world of more than 1864 islands on the River St.Lawrence which takes the water flowing from the Niagara Falls in to the Atlantic Ocean in the East.Cruises leaving from Alexandria Bay, Clayton, Gananoque, Ivy Lea and Rockport tour the central part of the 1864 Islands region of the St Lawrence. Many of these cruises offer a stop-over at historic Boldt Castle on Heart Island.You will enjoy this tour on the boat which perhaps takes up to 300 people on the boat or you can say a medium size ship with a good Captain cruise's this ship with state of the art equipment and a knowledgeable guide who goes on giving you the history of the island and its formation.You will also understand the memorable castles and beautiful countless homes its builders and the infrastructure that goes in maintaining the island and castles and homes.

In the water wonderland that is the 1864 Islands, it’s not surprising that one of the most popular attractions in the region is the scenic cruise – a real “must see” on any visitor’s trip. The region’s many boat lines offer a variety of cruises, typically ranging from one hour to three hours in length. You can choose to travel on a modern glass-topped catamaran or triple-Decker cruise boats, paddle-wheel riverboats or even an historic 1929 vintage wooden cruise boat.Any ship is as nice as the other ship having a restaurant and Bar with books and a gift corner for visitors to pick their sovereigns if they can spend few dollars which will end up in your show case.We could not see the Boldt Castle.The castle has on Ground Floor:-

Ground Floor

1. Billiard Room

2. Reception Room

3. Vestibule (Original Entrance)

4. Dining Room

5. Hall

6. Porch (to Grounds)

7. Mr Boldt’s Office

8. Ballroom

9. Library

10. Ground Staircase to 2nd Floor or Foundation Level

11. Public Restrooms

12. Site of Media Presentation.

Second Floor.

13 Hall

14 Mr.Boldt's Bath

15. Mr. Boldt’s Chamber.

16. Mrs. Boldt’s Chamber.

17. Mrs. Boldt’s Bath.

18. Miss Boldt’s Chamber

19. Miss Boldt’s Bath

20. Miss Boldt’s Reception Room

21 + 22. Guest Chambers

23. Loggia (Partly opened room or gallery)

24 - 30. Guest Chambers

31. Loggia (Partly opened room or gallery).

32. Stair to 3rd and 4th Floors

Third Floor

Note: 3rd floor is similar to 2nd in layout but does not have Grand Staircase. (Originalplans not available. Fourth Floor (Attic)

33. Dome of Skylight

34. Two Servants

35. One Servant

36. Servant’s Room.

37. Hughey (Presumably Head Butler).

38. Assistant Butler and Boy.

39. Roof Parlor.

40. Observation Deck.

41. Guest Chamber.

42. Reading Roo 43+44..Guest Chambers

45. Stair to Tower Room.

46 Stair to Left is Open.


47. Hall

48. Passage

49. Swimming Pool

50. Lounge

51. Passage

52. Organ Mechanics

53. Storage

54. Boiler Room

55. Passage

56. Tunnel to Grounds (Open)

The Islands Church.

Since 1977, several million dollars have been applied to rehabilitating, restoring and improving the Heart Island structures.
Since 1977, several million dollars have been applied to rehabilitating, restoring and improving the Heart Island structures.

The “Hennery,” or Dove-Cote, was the first structure built on the island.

The bottom portion of the tower houses an elevated water tank which supplied water to the island structures. It was topped with a dove house – where they collected fancy fowl. It was also the first of many towers that were to rise on this and other of the nearby islands.

You will know who was the person who built this beautiful castle and why did he build it. You will be surprised to know it was the world famous George C.Boldt, a millionaire and proprietor of world famous Waldorf Astoria Hotel in New York City.This full size Rhineland castle was built in Alexandria Bay which is a beautiful and grandiose structure built in to show his love for his wife Mrs.Louise.

Mr.George C. Bolt stopped construction of the castle as tragedy struck his family as his wife Mrs.Louise.Mr.George never came to visit the castle or maintain it and everything went just like a
person stopping his hose being constructed just because his wife died.This was not a house it was a full fledged castle costing millions to complete.This half constructed structure was just left for 73 years for any one to go there and do what ever they wanted to do.It was just like the Indian ' Taj Mahal " half constructed.Prominent persons administrating the island took over the property and completed the construction.Knowing this history I did not enter this castle with my wife who was with me along with my daughter and her husband.I did not like to inhale the bad luck in the air inside the castle.

The Entry Arch to the Castle." The Gazebo."

The Heart Island Gazebo is a favorite wedding site and dozens of weddings ceremonies are performed each year at this landmark location. Please see our wedding page for more information on scheduling your wedding at Boldt Castle.
The Heart Island Gazebo is a favorite wedding site and dozens of weddings ceremonies are performed each year at this landmark location. Please see our wedding page for more information on scheduling your wedding at Boldt Castle.

The Castle under rehabilitation.

Singer Castle in the 1000 Islands. ( Made out of Canadian shield granite )

1919 - Islands of the St Lawrence Film by Ford (1000 Islands) - Before.

People Visit this Castle year after Year.

Timing for Visiters to the Castle.

For more info: 1.800.847.5263

Boat tours from both the U.S. and Canada stop at Heart Island. Extensive docking is available for private pleasure craft. A shuttle from Heart Island provides access to the Boldt Castle Yacht House.

This Castle is for Rent on any and for every occasion as the money thus earned goes for maintenance of the Royal Style Castle.

The Time of your Visit starts from 10:30 AM to 5:30 PM usually but it is preferable to confirm and buy your ticket on line.


Aerial View of the BOLDT CASTLE.

This Castle is also available for American Wedding.


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A Birds Eye View of Boldt Castle.


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