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Old 07-02-2007, 01:13 PM   #1
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even northern new york has love for the stuntas

this is a short vid showing a few stunts at a demo in alexandria bay, ny, which is one exit south of canada in new york.

its basically like a clean watered version of galveston with no sand, and its a lake lol. theres a few cool things there... like thousand islands, where a bunch of famous millionares built mansions on these little islands in the bay.

and the famous beautiful heart island, with boldt castle. a love story, where this billionare was building this giant castle for his wife, but she died before ever seeing it. its a major tourist attraction here. he even blew up part of the island to make it the shape of a heart.

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http://www.boldtcastle.com/
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That castle is nuts!
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Old 07-02-2007, 01:24 PM   #3
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yeah my wife and i went there a few weeks ago. you have to take a ferry to get there, and a trip around 1000 islands is included, where they tell you who owns all the mansions. people like kellogs, the guy who invented candy lifesavers, um you get the idea.

the castle is beautiful on the outside, and a few rooms are done up nice on the inside, but for the most part its under construction. or at least it has been since the origional guy stopped construction when his wife died.

whats really crazy is in the unfinished rooms, people have been writing their names and the date on the wall.. and alot of them date back to pre-1940. i think the earliest ones we saw were like 1920s. its crazy to see grafitti that old.

i was amazed that the dude just dropped everything and left after his wife died, and never returned to the island. there was a display room with some old barrels containing tiles and stuff where you could tell they just left them there and nobody ever touched them.
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the story

Brief History. . .

At the turn-of-the-century, George C. Boldt, millionaire proprietor of the world famous Waldorf Astoria Hotel in New York City, set out to build a full size rhineland castle in Alexandria Bay, on picturesque Heart Island. The grandiose structure was to be a display of his love for his wife, Louise.

Beginning in 1900, Boldt's family shared four glorious summers on the island in the Alster Tower while 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. Not a single detail or expense was spared.

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.

Since 1977, several million dollars have been applied to rehabilitating, restoring and improving the Heart Isl


i think pre 1970s people would just boat over to the island and
explore i guess.
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