First thing Saturday we headed to the castle. Still as opulent and jaw-dropping as it was in 2019 when we last visited. Only this year, because the water levels weren't nutso high, we could tour the boat house as well.
|David took this with the drone Friday night.|
If you click it you can see us... on the left, middle of the water.
|Behold. Boldt Castle.|
Construction started in 1901, but it was never completed.
It was halted in 1904, when Mrs. Boldt unexpectedly passed away.
It's said Mr. Boldt never visited the island ever again.
|Left to rot in the elements many of it's rooms have been |
restored by the Thousand Island Highway Authority.
|The domed stained-glass ceiling in the center of the castle.|
|It's not the intention to finish it, only to bring it to the same|
point as when Mr. Boldt left.
After that we had a late brunch on the boats (Hannah made banana waffles, and we donated scrambled eggs and breakfast potatoes), we all headed to Clayton. We got in early enough we did a quick tour of the Antique Boat Museum there. Then we all went off and had dinner, where I had arancini for the very first time ever!
|There were many amazing homes built on these islands.|
I took pics of some of the most lovely ones as we traveled.
|Lack of roads meant you need access to boats to build.|
This is why the area holds so many fancy houses.
|Only the very, very rich could buy and build here.|
|Dinner in Clayton|
We, on the other hand, we picking a better "go day". So we sidled up to the town dock in Cape Vincent where we'll stay a night or two. Our current plan is to cross the great lake Tuesday.