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Saturday, March 31, 2012

The Bolt Castle in The Thousand Islands

The only thing that comes to my mind is how much fun it would be sailing
around these islands!!

Beginning in 1900, the Boldt family spent summers in the 1000 Islands at the Boldt Families Wellesley House near Mr. Boldt’s Wellesley Island Farms while 300 workers including stonemasons, carpenters, and artists fashioned the six story, 120 room castle, complete with tunnels, a powerhouse, Italian gardens, a drawbridge, alster tower (children’s playhouse) and a dove cote. Not a single detail or expense was spared.
In January 1904, tragedy struck. Boldt telegraphed 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 73 years, the castle and various stone structures were left to the mercy of the wind, rain, ice, snow and vandals. When the Thousand Islands Bridge Authority acquired the property in 1977, it was decided that through the use of all net revenues from the castle operation it would be preserved for the enjoyment of future generations.
Since 1977, several million dollars have been applied to rehabilitating, restoring and improving the Heart Island structures.

A great place for a romantic marriage@!

Find out more at the link below.
YES! We in America Have Castles!!!
Did you ever doubt it???

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  1. Renee I am so excited to read more about this amazing place, yes very romantic!!

    Please come visit to enter the amazing Cross Bottle Giveaway!

    Art by Karena

  2. Oh my, oh my! I am in love again! I want to live there.
    Have a great weekend, Renee.

  3. What a sad story but what an incredible place. I am so glad they decided to preserve it! hugs Jules xxx

  4. ...I know this place WELL! and have boated around it...spent many a summer at the thousand Islands on the St Lawrence River!

  5. OMG how incredible!!!!!! So beautiful...cannot wait to go and read more, looks fascinating!

  6. Never heard of it. I want to go see it someday.. GOOD POST

  7. linda

    how great is that???

    i wish i had.
    i still haven't made it up there.
    but someday......

    xxx kiss the horse for me

  8. The odds of me seeing this have suddenly become much greater :)
    besos, C

  9. I'm still waiting for the right bloke who'll build me a monument to our lurrrrrve. MOTH taking 2 years to renovate that flipping bathroom does not count.
    Millie xx

  10. Good example of, You Can't Hide Money !

    Garden & Be Well, XO Tara

  11. R...I love this post. The smallish castle by the water looks like the wet sand "drip castles" I would make as a child. I've tagged the website, and intend on learning more......k

  12. tara

    yep you are right on the money with that statement!!!


  13. mills

    .....ya' think??????
    i think we might be waiting for the same BLOAK!!!

    love you



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About Renée Finberg

I have been in this business since the age of 22.

I love what I do and cannot imagine my life without Design.

Design Challenges are great.

And because of those challenges

I have imported fine antique pieces from Paris,

Designed and Manufactured Furniture,

Created Fantastic Window Treatments,

And solved all kinds of spatial & architectural issues

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If I can't find it, I create it.

My rooms would make excellent movie sets.

I am a visual, tactile and audio sensitive individual.

Creating is what I live for, not math, not spelling, not science.

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Surrounded by all the things we wanted to see,

The atmosphere we wanted feel, smell and the sound we wanted to listen to.

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