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This is one of the sites you will see along the 3 hour “Two Nation Tour” on Uncle Sam’s Boat Tour in Alexandria Bay, NY. This Boat House ALWAYS catches my attention while on this tour because it is located among multi million dollar houses and retreats and there it sits….sinking….falling down….almost like it is a forgotten building from long ago. There is really no way to fix this building with where it sits…so it just sinks further down every season. Kinda of sad considering back in the day it was the place where the boats would dock under it and above it where all the windows are once was a Ballroom for dancing and parties. I hope you enjoy my photo and thank you so much for taking the time to look at it!!

This photo was taken with my Nikon CoolPix P100.

Mom to 2 girls and 2 furry kids too. Photography is my passion and editing photos is slowly becoming an interest too. Thanks for looking at my work!! Any and all advice is greatly appreciated and welcome…I love learning new stuff. :)

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  • Brenda Dahl
    Brenda Dahlalmost 3 years ago

    WOW, this is so sad, but so neat. While I was reading your description, I thought of a haunted place. Your words grabbed me, a ballroom, I think of people from long long ago dancing in beautiful gowns, and men with pocket watches, hats, and gloves wrapped elegantly over the petite hands of the ladies…..Great Work….
    I am surprised though that it is left there just to sink, and that the county is not doing something about it….It does however make for a good story so I suppose it is a good thing it is left to view~!

  • Brenda….funny that you mention haunted….when I was writing my description of this photo…I got the same feeling. I imagined long ball gowns and music and top hats. :) Thank you so much for looking and commenting on this one my friend. I think they just let it sit because of the cost to ferry in all the supplies and workers needed to actually fix it up. You can’t tell from this actual photo but none of this building actually touches the island of its main house that it belongs to.

    – Melissa Carlini

  • Julie  White
    Julie Whitealmost 3 years ago

    This is a stunning capture Melissa.

  • Thank you so much Julie!! I really appreciate the fave on this one too!! I am SO HAPPY you like this one!!

    – Melissa Carlini

  • Steve54
    Steve54almost 3 years ago

    Wonderful Melissa!!

  • Thank you so much for taking the to look and reply Steve!! I am so glad you like this one! :)

    – Melissa Carlini

  • Drew28
    Drew28over 2 years ago

    Nice capture Melissa spent all my child hood on the St Lawerence thanks for returning some memories :)

  • Andrew….I am SO HAPPY that this photo and the others I posted brought back memories for you!! I REALLY MISS that area up there!! Sackets Harbor was my favorite but the boat tours of these islands were up high on the list of faves too!! Thank you so much for taking the time to look and comment and thanks SO VERY much for the fave on this one! :)

    – Melissa Carlini

  • vigor
    vigorover 2 years ago

    How cool, I wonder it it’s still standing? That’s crazy!

  • As of August 2010 when we were there for our last visit and boat tour, it was still up. I think it will be up for a long time but you never know. I forget how long it has been falling down. Thanks for taking a look at this one and commenting on it…this was one of my most favorite views to see on the boat tour in NY!! :) I am so happy this one caught your eye!!

    – Melissa Carlini

  • Susie Peek
    Susie Peekover 2 years ago

    Fascinating place and story … such a pity it hasn’t been graded then it would have to be saved … looks like the birds are taking advantage of it along the top ~ I wonder if they ever use it for nesting? Great shot Melissa!

  • I am sorry I am so late in replying to your wonderful comment Susie!! I do not know the guidelines in the state of NY but yes that would be wonderful if someone could do something to save it or at least try to keep it from deteriorating any further. I dread the day we go up there again for a visit and take this tour and find this building totally gone because it has sunk totally into the St. Lawrence River. That would be very sad to me!! The sea gulls and every other bird in that area up there I am sure take full advantage of nesting in this secluded beauty…another reason it should be saved if possible I think. Thank you so much for stopping by to comment on this one!!

    – Melissa Carlini

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