On my recent river cruise we spent a day in the 1000 Islands after over-nighting anchored to a private buoy in the middle of the river. Most of the time was spent steaming through the river and watching all of the islands and summer “cottages”. Some of the island homes covered almost all of the land leaving very little land to garden. ( A good thing for those of us who do not like to spend the time on upkeep). Others where large with castles on them. Like Boldt Castle on Heart Island, a house that George Boldt was building for his wife Louise. Before it house was finished Louise suddenly passed away. Mr. Bodlt stopped all construction and never returned. The 1000 Islands Bridge Authority took over the Castle and is working on re-stabilizing it back to the condition it was in. It is a nice place to tour and many people have their weddings there in the summers. There are other “castles” and even small international bridges which connect two small islands together that are on both sides of the border between the US and Canada. While in the 1000 Islands make sure to stop at Gananoque and the Heritage Center of the 1000 Islands.