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Boldt Castle, Thousand Islands, Ontario, Canada   05

Boldt Castle, Thousand Islands, Ontario, Canada 05

Description : Boldt Castle in the 1000 Islands Region of the St. Lawrence River stands as a remembrance of the magnificence of a bygone era . . . a monument of love on Heart Island of George C. Boldt for his wife Louise.

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.

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.

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