Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Captain Jack Spotted at Boat Show - Big Winner: Come on down!

Picture above and story received directly from Dark Island's Jean Papke, Administrative Assistant to the President of Singer Castle (Tom Weldon). Click on the photo to see it larger.


Over 72,000 visitors from all over Canada, the U.S. and several foreign countries braved wintry weather to attend the 2011 Toronto International Boat Show.  Representatives of 1000 Islands International Tourism Council and Singer Castle joined over 500 other vendors in Toronto’s Direct Energy Center to share information about the 1000 Islands Region.  Among those spotted at the Singer Castle Booth was Captain Jack Sparrow who is pictured above talking to Sir Frederick.

More than 850 of the visitors to the Singer Castle booth registered to win an evening in the castle’s Royal Suite. At the close of the show an entry from Nelly, one of the Canadian visitors to the castle’s booth, was chosen.   Castle staff is awaiting a reply to the e-mail that notified Nelly of her lucky entry.

Monday, January 24, 2011

1000 Islands video tour from Rockport Boat Lines.

Kick back and take this easy tour of the Thousand Islands with a focus on Boldt Castle and a sampling of "Millionaires' Row" (stately summer homes, each on its own island). An interesting 10 minutes and 22 seconds, enjoy the free tour on this part of the St. Lawrence River! Courtesy of the Rockport Boat Line, Ontario.

Saturday, January 15, 2011

Harrowing tale of man & car crashing through ice on way to Singer Castle in winter!

The Thousand Islands Life (.com) just published a harrowing true story of a man & car crashing through the St. Lawrence River ice on the way over the river to Singer Castle in the winter time!

Amazingly still alive, this story is told by the driver himself  in incredible dramatic fashion. You will definitely want to read this story! Dan Denney, the author of the story (and the driver of the car) actually broke through the the frozen river with the car plunging to the bottom while he was trapped under the ice. Dan Denney once worked with WPBS-TV (Watertown, NY), as well as with the famous artist Michael Ringer, and has a long list of other wonderful credits to his name.

I won't give away the details of the story (it is too fascinating for that), so just go ahead and click on the direct link to the story: Through the Ice - A Tale of Survival.

Below is a picture of Singer Castle in the wintertime, sent to me by the castle's caretaker, Scott Garris. Click on it to see it larger.