Thursday, January 31, 2013

Turbulent river and wind today around Dark Island.

Jean Papke, Administrative Assistant to the President of Singer Castle, has reported high winds today around Dark Island. Click on her photo above to see it larger.

Oh wind, a blowing all day long,
Oh wind, that sings so loud a song!

I saw the different things you did,

But always you yourself you hid.
I felt you push, I heard you call,
I could not see yourself at all
--- The Wind, by Robert Louis Stevenson


Monday, January 14, 2013

Frederick G. Bourne history in the Thousand Islands Life

Frederick G. Bourne 
Photo © courtesy of Kenneth B. Hard, grandson of F.G. Bourne

Patty Mondore has written a fascinating article (in the Thousand Islands Life) giving us some major glimpses into the stellar life of Frederick G. Bourne. He is the man of impeccable character who had Singer Castle (formerly known as the Towers and then Jorstadt Castle) on Dark Island built. The castle is now a popular sightseeing and vacation destination spot.

So without further ado, please proceed through this link to view this must-see inspirational article: Frederick G. Bourne and The Things That Matter Most - Thousand Islands

Bob and Patty Mondore wrote the book (actually two) on Singer Castle, and produced the video documentary too.

Friday, January 11, 2013

Singer Castle in the Winter Time

Located in the 1000 Islands, seldom do very many people see Singer Castle in the winter time, but here is a current picture of it surrounded by snow. (Click on the photo to see it larger).

Photo courtesy of Jean Papke, Administrative Assistant to Tom Weldon, President of Singer Castle on Dark Island. 

Be sure to check in weekly with this site for news and pictures from the Thousand Islands. New features and regular updates are in the works. You may participate by sending or emailing your inspirational story or photos related to this beautiful area to: mailbox[at]gold-mountain[dot]com  (remember the dash in the address) or to P.O. Box 123, Jamesville NY 13078. We especially enjoy nature scenes, positive stories and interesting factoids regarding this amazing region. 

"So snow comes after fire and even dragons have their ending! I wish now only to be in my own arm-chair!" -The Hobbit, by J.R.R. Tolkien (from the book, chapter 18).