Driving the car again today up to Alexandria Bay — we actually were on the northern most part of Interstate 81 (which coincidentally we lived close to the southern end of this interstate in Tennessee). More Castle Tours — this time to the Singer Castle — built at the turn of the Century by one of the previous president’s of the Singer Sewing Machine Company, Frederick Borne, as a hunting lodge. The castle is now owned by a group of investors who has restored it as a tourist attraction. We took a boat to Dark Island from Alexandria Bay.
The boat took us through the Thousand Islands again, and we got to see some more small islands with only one house on them…
We entered the castle through the Cellar.
The breakfast room was built on later by one of Fredericks daughters, Marjorie, who lived in the castle after his death.
Several of the rooms had high ceilings — mainly because there were secret hallways behind the walls that connected a series of secret passageways. In the drawing room servants could look our the tilting picture to check on the guests.
The castle was built in 1903, and was modeled after the book “Woodstock” by Sir Walter Scott which had lots of hidden passageways like these.
There were alot of antique Singer sewing machines throughout the castle.
After another long day of touring, we stopped in Alexandria Bay to have some libations before heading back to the boat.