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Frosted Castle

Lori Deiter

Central PA, United States

Artist's Description

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

Thank you so much for the following features:
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Stats: 7/10/11 ~ 1,005 views, 44 favs

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

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