FAQs

frequently asked questions


  1. How Exactly Did Louise Boldt Die?
     
  2. What Became Of The Two Boldt Children?
     
  3. Can I Get Married At Boldt Castle?
     
  4. Why Do I see The Spelling ‘Hart,’ And ‘Heart” Used.
    Is This A Misspelling?

     
  5. Why Aren’t Your Tours Virtual?
     
  6. Did George Boldt Have Any Brothers Or Sisters?
     
  7. Do You Have More Family Photos Of The Boldts?
     
  8. Do You Have More Photos Of The Power House?
     
  9. Where Can I Find Good Books About The Castle, Or The Boldts?
     
  10. Where Is Your Picture? You Should Add One.
     
  11. Where Can I Get My Own Stained Glass Dome,
    Or Other Custom Stained Glass Work For That Matter?

     
  12. Where Can I learn More About The 1000 Islands Area,
    And Things To Do While I’m There?

     
  13. Who built your really cool website & how can I get one of my own?
     
  14. Who built your really cool website & how can I get one of my own?
     
  15. What exactly is depleted uranium and how is it created?

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  1. How exactly did Louise Boldt Die?

    During the four years that she waited for Boldt Castle to be completed, Louise Boldt became increasingly frail and suffered from a heart condition. She died from heart failure in January of 1904. She was 41 years old.

  2. What Became Of The Two Boldt Children?

    After her father’s death in 1916, Louise Clover was active in running her father’s vast empire for many years. George Jr was well-provided for by his father, so he retired early and traveled. You can read more about both children here.


  3. Can I Get Married At Boldt Castle?

    Yes, of course. Wedding ceremonies held on Heart Island/Boldt Castle are permitted during normal business operating hours. The memories of a wedding ceremony on Heart Island will last a lifetime.     …learn more…


  4. Why Do I see The Spelling ‘Hart,’ And ‘Heart” Used. Is This A Misspelling?

    No misspellings. The island on which Boldt Castle sits is now called “Heart Island.” Before it was named that it was called “Hart Island,” after it’s previous owner Elizur Kirke Hart, a New York Congressman. Also, the male deer, or stags, which can be seen throughout the island and sitting high atop the Peristyle, are known as ‘harts. ‘The ‘hart’ is a symbol of George Boldt’s European lineage as well as being part of the family coat-of-arms.


  5. Why Aren’t Your Tours Virtual?

    They are. According to ‘Wikipedia’, a virtual tour is a simulation of an existing location, usually composed of panoramic images, a sequence of hyperlinked still or video images, and/or virtual models of the real location. I offer a tour based on many pictures directing you through the actual location(s).
    Don’t confuse a virtual tour with a video tour. A video tour is a full motion video of a location. Unlike the virtual tour’s static wrap-around feel, a video tour is as if you were walking through a location. Using a video camera, the location is filmed while moving from place to place. Video tours are continuous movement taken at a walking pace. Future plans for this website do indeed include the addition of video tours of the island grounds and of each building, but for now they are simply virtual. As opposed to actual tourism, a virtual tour is typically accessed on a personal computer, this website is.


  6. Did George Boldt Have Any Brothers Or Sisters?

    While I’m sure there were probably brothers and/or sisters in George Boldt’s family, I haven’t been able to find any mention of them. I’m still doing some research and will update this website when I find information about them. If YOU know of any brothers or sisters, please let me know here.


  7. Do You Have More Family Photos Of The Boldts?

    You can find photos of the Boldt Family here. If you have any others, please send them to me here.


  8. Do You Have More Photos Of The Power House?

    All the images that I have of the Power House, and all other buildings on Heart Island can be found here.


  9. Where Can I Find Good Books About The Castle, Or The Boldts?

    Right here.

  10. Where Is Your Picture? You Should Add One.

    If you really need to see my image, you can find it here.

  11. Where Can I Get My Own Stained Glass Dome,
    Or Other Stained Glass Work For That Matter?


    Well, you’re in luck! I happen to be the co-designer for the great stained glass dome that hangs high above the grand staircase in Boldt Castle, and I can design and/or build just about anything you want. I have been in the business for almost 20 years now, and have designed and built for homes, schools, businesses, churches, castles and schools across the United States and Canada. I have taught classes and made gifts for stores to sell, and if you are interested, you can check out my website below:

    www.TheSpiritDancer.com


  12. Where Can I learn More About The 1000 Islands Area, And Things To Do While I’m There?


    I have built an entire section of this website that dedicates itself to the Thousand Islands Region and things to do while you’re there. You can view my 1000 Islands Directory right here.


  13. Who built your really cool website & how can I get one of my own?


    eBay-Butler is CNY’s #1 full-service auction listing service. We provide a fast and convenient way for people to sell their items on eBay by leaving the process to us. We recognize however, that many people already have sufficient eBay selling experience and may not need our auction listing services. We have developed Your-eBay-Butler specifically for the eBay seller. If you’re selling anything at all on eBay you will want to enlist the help of Your-eBay-Butler to provide pre-made auction selling templates, custom eBay ‘About Me’ pages, and eBay auction software to help make your eBay selling experience a rewarding one for you! Your-eBay-Butler has many valuable resources for the complete online auction experience.

    WWW.Your-eBay-Butler.COM


  14. Who built your really cool website and how can I get one of my own?

    Yeah, this really is a cool website – we like it. This website was designed, built, and is now maintained by the fine folks over at Touch-Me (on the web) – they also built our stained glass website ‘TheSpiritDancer.com’, and some of our other websites including, ‘aLetterFromSantaClaus.net’, and ‘eBayButler.com’.
    They are a great local web design company specializing in offering low-priced options on websites for personal use, small businesses, churches and local companies. With special focus on artistic or creative-content websites. If you are anyone looking for a creative and affordable web presence, make sure you check them out! Just send us an email and we’ll pass along your question(s).


  15. What exactly is depleted uranium and how is it created?


    O.K, an easy one. Depleted uranium is created during the processing that is done to make natural uranium suitable for use as fuel in nuclear power plants or for nuclear weapons.

    Natural uranium contains about 99.3 percent of the isotope uranium-238 and 0.7 percent of the fissionable isotope uranium-235. Although uranium-235 is the rarer of the uranium isotopes, it is the one that most readily undergoes nuclear fission and is thus the most useful for common nuclear applications. Therefore, to use uranium, the proportion of the uranium-235 isotope found in natural uranium must be increased. This process of increasing the fraction of uranium-235 in natural uranium is called enrichment.

    The uranium enrichment process results in two streams of uranium: one containing greater than 0.7 percent uranium-235, and one containing less than 0.7 percent uranium-235. Depleted uranium is that uranium containing less than 0.7 percent of uranium-235. Depleted uranium is slightly less radioactive than natural uranium because some of the uranium-235 has been removed. *
    *  
    Source: U.S. Department of Energy
    Office of Environmental Management.




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