Monday, May 28, 2012

First Wedding of 2012 Season at Singer Castle, Dark Island


Photo from Dark Island, 1000 Islands

Michael and Maritah Looney of Ogdensburg observed the old Bavarian tradition of Baumstamm S├Ągen or log sawing following their wedding ceremony in the Rose Garden at Singer Castle.  

Facing their first task as a married couple, the happy bride and groom worked together to cut a log in half while their wedding guests watched and cheered them on.  The sawing was symbolic of their ability to accomplish difficult things when they worked together

News direct from Dark Island.

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Friday, May 25, 2012

Memorial Day - PFC Jack T. Sweet - Alexandria Bay


Photos by Robert J. Mondore in Alexandria Bay, NY

On Memorial Day we remember our fallen warriors who protected our nation and freedoms.

 Above is a memorial located in Alexandria Bay, NY overlooking the St. Lawrence River and Boldt Castle on Heart Island. (Please click on the photos to see them larger.) The memorial is a testament to PFC Jack T. Sweet, a soldier who gave his life on Feb. 8, 2008 in Iraq at the age of 19 during Operation Iraqi Freedom. Jack Sweet was from Alexandria Bay and his home base was Fort Drum in Watertown, NY (10th Mountain Division).

To all who have served, thank you!


Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Construction Repairs at Singer Castle



Photos by Singer Castle's resident caretaker, Scott Garris. (Click on images to see them larger). Photos are of the barge, payloader, scaffolding, and the new stone.


Ever interested in keeping the castle in pristine condition, the owners of Dark Island are now replacing the pilings around the Breakfast Room (called the chapel under previous ownership). The castle is still open for all tours this year as usual. See previous blog for open days in 2012.