Alexandria Bay

Thousand Island region is shared between United States (New York) and Canada (Ontario). Alexandria Bay is located within the region on the US side.

On board the Uncle Sam Boat Tour, we cruise along the waters to see the many islands in the area.

See that little pavilion on the tiny island with a bridge to the bigger island!

It sure feels relaxing to be living in one of these homes.

Seeing these houses on the islands makes me want to own a piece of small island and build my little paradise on it too!

We hop off the boat at Heart Island to see the famous Boldt Castle. Originally, this island was known as Hart Island (owned by Elizur Kirke Hart). It was in the 1890s that George C. Boldt acquired the island, re-shaped the island to resembles a heart and called it Heart Island. However, his wife died suddenly in 1904 and Boldt stopped the construction of the castle. In 1977, the Thousand Islands Bridge Authority bought this property and began to restore the island.

The Boldt Castle among the trees

Looks like a couple is going to hold their wedding here!

The grand stairs that leads to the upper floors.

Stain-glass dome ceiling above the grand stairs.

Looking at the castle from a balcony on the highest floor.

Beautiful view of the sea from the balcony.

This looks like an old indoor swimming pool to me. During our visit, it seems like the castle is not yet fully restored as many rooms remain under renovation.

Many hearts can be found all around the island.

This building used to be the power house that generates electricity for the island. Today, it has become a museum.

View of the Alster Tower (in the foreground) from the sea. Boldt Castle is in the background in the picture.

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