Built For Love V. - BOLDT CASTLE HEART ISLAND, NEW YORK - Master of Ceremony recommends for U
Millionaire hotelier George Boldt had a dream of building a castle as a gift for his beloved wife, Louise. With his amassed wealth, he purchased Hart Island and set out to build Boldt Castle. The island was reshaped using sea walls to resemble the shape of a heart, and renamed Heart Island. In 1900, construction began on Boldt Castle. Hundreds of workers toiled on the six-storey, 120-room abode. But Boldt’s dreams were shattered when his beloved died suddenly of heart failure at the age of 42. Devastated, Boldt put a stop to the construction and for 75 years, the unfinished castle was left abandoned. In 1977, Heart Island was bought over by the Thousand Islands Bridge Authority, and has since been restored and turned into a great tourist attraction.