We took a tour boat from Uncle Sam's Boat Tours, in Alexandria Bay New York.The tour boat ride lasted 2 1/2 hours on the St.Lawrence river and was a spectacular ride enjoying the views of the 1000 islands in the St.Lawrence river. We visited Singer Castle, previously known as Jorstadt Castle, on the St. Lawrence river in the Thousand Islands.Singer Castle on Dark Island, is located on the St. Lawrence Seaway
Singer castleWhen we pull up to the dock there is a gift shop and Singer Castle Guides forming groups for to take you around. You walk up a fairly steep incline to these gigantic medieval wooden doors passage ways and guest quarters. The great room has a large rock fireplace, grey rock and granite walls, with real suits of armor in the corners,mirrors place on the end walls make the room look twice its size.
Singer Castle 's has a huge medieval entrance with Knights of Armor in a great room with a granite and marble fireplace. A small and beautiful staircase leads up to the dining rooms and servant areas with large windows frames with breathtaking views of the St. Lawrence River .You can see the St.Lawrence Seaway and the grounds from these windows.
The Drawing Room features elk, caribou, deer and moose mounted on the four walls. A picture on one of the walls tips back so the host could watch from the secret passageway. Different grates were hidden in the walls and were used by servant's to watch the millionaire guests, and as rumor has it to signal to the owner what cards the players had when playing poker.
Singer Castle is the only castle on the river to be completed, it is fully furnished and resided in. The Castle remained in the possession of the original Bourne family from its construction in 1905 until the mid 1960's.
Singer castle is complete with dungeons, turrets, labyrinths, and many secret passageways. Singer castle was designed by Ernest Flagg for Singer Sewing Machine Company president Frederick Bourne. There are many different room to see and enjoy with antiques and valuables.
A dozen guests or more would stay at Singer Castle and each guest would have 2 or 3 servants assigned to them it was truly for the rich and famous.