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Frozen Fog at Boldt Castle located on Heart Island in the St. Lawrence River, upstate New York.

Taken at dawn on 2/13/10 – a frosty, frigid morning from Alexandria Bay, NY, USA. It’s very desolate along the St. Lawrence River in the winter, but beautiful!

Canon EOS DIGITAL REBEL XSi
F stop: F/5.0 Exposure: 1/200 sec.
Focal length: 131.0 mm Flash: flash did not fire
Shutter speed (Tv): 7.6 – Natural color and light

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Taken at dawn on 2/13/10 – a frosty, frigid morning from Alexandria Bay, NY, USA. It’s very desolate along the St. Lawrence River in the winter, but beautiful!

Canon EOS DIGITAL REBEL XSi
F stop: F/5.0 Exposure: 1/200 sec.
Focal length: 131.0 mm Flash: flash did not fire
Shutter speed (Tv): 7.6 – Natural color and light

Boldt Castle, located on Heart Island in the St. Lawrence River, is a monument of love from George Boldt to his wife Louise. Beginning in 1900, 300 workers including stonemasons, carpenters, and artists fashioned the six story, 120 room castle, complete with tunnels, a powerhouse, Italian gardens, a drawbridge, and a dove cote.

In 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. Several million dollars have been spent since the mid-1970’s to restore the castle.

HERE ARE OLDER PHOTOS FROM THE THOUSAND ISLANDS

FROZEN BOLDT CASTLE

WINTRY BOLDT CASTLE

ST. LAWRENCE SUNSET

BOLDT CASTLE SILHOUETTE

Tags

winter, st lawrence river, castle, frost, new york, 1000 islands, boldt castle, heart island, lori deiter, christmas, snow, xmas, white, season, thousand islands, alexandria bay, fog, foggy, frozen fog

Comments

  • rasnidreamer
    rasnidreamerover 4 years ago

    Fabulous capture! Thank you for the details as well! xxsuexx

  • SelinaEM
    SelinaEMover 4 years ago

    Oh my this is stunning. So magical

  • Carol Ritchie
    Carol Ritchieover 4 years ago

    This is lovely.

  • Chris Clark
    Chris Clarkover 4 years ago

    This is Beautiful image and magical piece of art

  • BigD
    BigDover 4 years ago

    Awesome

  • awefaul
    awefaulover 4 years ago

    Lovely picture and fascinating story.

  • ericseyes
    ericseyesover 4 years ago

    Great picture!

  • Susan  Kimball
    Susan Kimballover 4 years ago

    Gorgeous image!

  • Carla Maloco
    Carla Malocoover 4 years ago

    Stunning!!Such a magical shot.

  • ginabgood1
    ginabgood1over 4 years ago

    Beautifully done!

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