Saturday, April 30, 2011

Powerful Picture of Singer Castle on Dark Island

Above is a powerfully beautiful shot of Singer Castle enveloped in fog with a large ship passing by. Photo taken by Jean Papke who is the Administrative Assistant to the castle's President Tom Weldon. Click on the photo to see it larger.

Friday, April 22, 2011

Happy Easter/Passover. Services at Dark Island - History remembered.

Pictured above is the Rev. Harvey Jones giving the Sunday Service at Singer Castle (then known as Jorstadt Castle) on Dark Island in what is now called the Breakfast Room. All boaters were welcomed without charge (free-will donations only) and a free tour of the castle always followed. It seems appropriate during this time of the year to show this picture of services in the castle. You can barely see the top of Patty Mondore's head at the piano. She was the castle's musician for many years. Be sure to click on the picture above to see it enlarged (photographer: Bob Mondore).

Click on the hyperlinks to see outstanding, more recent photos of this same room...
During summer, this large room with huge glass windows (with a view of the river on three sides) often had overflowing crowds. Click here for a more recent picture of the wall above: as it now looks. Click here for a spectacular view of this multi-windowed room: from the outside.

Monday, April 18, 2011

The Saint Lawrence River Rats - Mystery at Singer Castle

There is a new book out with Singer Castle on Dark Island (St. Lawrence River) as its backdrop. Titled: The Saint Lawrence River Rats and the Mystery at Singer Castle, it is for kids and the young at heart. (I have not had the opportunity to read it, but with the subject matter involved I'm sure it must be captivating). The author, Michael Harwood of Brewerton NY, says it will be part of a series that will be uplifting to the Thousand Islands region. Further information may be found as follows. Mail: Choose Liberty Ventures, 5750 Mud Mill Rd, Brewerton NY 13029, Phone: 315-440-4032, Email:

Sunday, April 10, 2011

Post Author Extravaganza in Liverpool NY

We had an enjoyable time repping the Gold-Mountain line at the Liverpool Public Library celebrating National Library Week with an offering of our books and DVDs. At the same time we informed many about the wonderful 1000 Islands region and Singer Castle on Dark Island tours. We donated our hot-off-the-press book (River-Lations) to the library and had many enjoyable conversations with those who stopped by. We were particularly happy to have been able to give special encouragement to some who visited. Our thanks to the library staff for their hospitality. You can "Like" us on Facebook.

Saturday, April 2, 2011

Central New York State - Local Author Extravaganza!

More than a dozen local authors from Upstate New York will converge in Liverpool NY (near Syracuse) on Sunday, April 10, 2011 (from Noon to 2:00 p.m.). Occasion: National Library Week. Location: Liverpool Public Library, 310 Tulip St., Liverpool NY 13088 (315.457.0310). See map. Books will be available for purchase and autographs.

Robert and Patty Mondore will be there with multiple works, including the new River-Lations book, Singer Castle Revisited (book) and the DVD documentary featuring Singer Castle: "Dark Island's Castle of Mysteries". Other Gold-Mountain works will be available too. As usual from Bob, many prizes will abound, so be sure to visit our booth. Click on the following image to see it larger:

Authors scheduled to be at this event:
Robert & Patty Mondore
James Bruno
Holly Gaskin
Susan Peterson Gately 
Mike Langan
Markus J. Mastin
Sean Leahy
Bill McGee
Ronnie Richardson
David Rosenberg
Joseph Sweet
Victoria Underwood
Beverly Ann Wernet
Stan Wilczek

Friday, April 1, 2011

Strange anomalies documented on video from Dark Island?

Unusual anomalies Log date 4/1/11