ALEXANDRIA BAY, NY – The Thousand Islands Bridge Authority, proprietors of historical Boldt Castle and the Boldt Yacht House, will open its centers for the 2019 season as scheduled on Saturday, May 11th, and will continue to be open every day thru Sunday, October 20, 2019.
The Boldt Facilities have prepared in advance for the high water and boat dockage is available for purchasers to visit Boldt Castle through boat lines and private vessels.
This season will superior a brand new fountain at the channel facet of the island that will also be seen from the shoreline and alit at night time. The fountain changed into built the usage of poured concrete walls and backside.
A one of a type four-foot-tall by means of 3-foot-huge ornate water characteristic will beautify the returned wall of the fountain. Craftsman created its stone veneer inside the spring, meticulously hand slicing each stone, the use of the identical methods the guys who in the beginning constructed Boldt Castle used. All of the granite stone used for the veneer was repurposed from granite located on Heart Island. The walls will be finished with poured concrete caps created on site. This beautiful new feature is a should see!
Restoration work continues on Alster Tower. This 12 months capabilities the addition of a very particular S-fashioned door in the Venetian Room. Craftsman restored and re-built an authentic “S” formed door keeping apart the Venetian Room from the Shell room. With its curved doors and home windows all final and interlocking together it’s far actually a unique set of doorways.
Rehabilitation of Alster Tower has moved to the unique café. All millwork, unique tiles and its ice field had been eliminated for recovery. The original ground and framing have been removed after years of rot and water harm and new subflooring installed. The new ground has been reframed and masonry repairs made to similarly make stronger and support the shape. Seven new white all righthome windows have been built to replace the cutting-edge ones and a brand new front door and body has been
constructed by using centers craftsman reusing all the original locking hardware and band iron.
During the Authority’s forty two years of ownership of the former Boldt homes on Heart Island and the Boldt Yacht House on Wellesley Island, millions of dollars have been invested in rehabilitation efforts and improvements. At the equal time, the Boldt Facilities have hosted over 1,100 wedding ceremony, have counted over 6.2 million site visitors to those ancient properties and presents over $46 million annually in monetary hobby for the Thousand Islands Region.