BOLDT CASTLE & BOLDT YACHT HOUSE OPEN MAY 12
FOR THE 2012 SEASONHistoric Boldt Castle and Boldt Yacht House open for the 2012 season on Saturday May 12
marking the 35
year of ownership and operations by the Thousand Islands Bridge Authority. TheBoldt facilities will operate daily through Sunday October 14
.Boldt Castle:Let Your Thoughts Transport You to another WorldRomantic Heart Island in Alexandria Bay provides the setting for the saddest of true love storiesever told.In 1900, George C. Boldt, millionaire proprietor of the world-famous Waldorf Astoria Hotel in New York City, set out to build a full-sized Rhineland Castle on Heart Island. The magnificent122-room structure was to be a monument of his love for his wife, Louise.Work was well underway, with more than $2.5 million invested, when tragedy struck. In Januaryof 1904, Louise died. Boldt commanded all work on the castle to cease immediately. He never returned to the island, leaving behind the nearly completed castle.For 73 years, the castle and its buildings were left to the mercy of the wind, rain, ice, snow andvandals. In 1977, the Thousand Islands Bridge Authority acquired the property and since then hasinvested millions of dollars into the restoration of the Heart Island structures and the Boldt YachtHouse on Wellesley Island. Recent restoration has focused on the castle’s interior as well as thegrounds. The island is easily accessible, has complete restroom facilities, brick-paved walkways, agift shop, picnic areas and a food and beverage concession to serve the public.
You may have seen Boldt Castle before, but have you seen Boldt Castle lately?
In the past years numerous improvements have been accomplished, including rehabilitation of thePower House, Dove Cote, Heart Island Gazebo, Alster Tower, the Boldt Yacht House and the main
P.O. Box 42843530 Interstate 81Alexandria Bay, NY 13607Contact: Shane SanfordDirector, Boldt FacilitiesTelephone: (315) 482-2501Date: May 7, 2012