Singer Castle

© Terry Cervi

Singer Castle

Uploaded: September 06, 2020 | Entered: September 06, 2020 11:44:11


Tamron28-300mm, F8, ISO1000, 3 image HDR Singer Castle on Dark Island is located on the St. Lawrence River near Chippewa Bay, NY. The Castle remained in the possession of the original owners, the Bourne family, from its construction in 1905 until the mid 1960’s. Frederick Bourne was the fifth President of the Singer Sewing Machine Company, which is where the name “Singer Castle” came from. Mr. Bourne wanted to surprise his wife Emma and their children with an island hunting retreat. He purchased Dark Island in 1902 and had designed and built the castle originally known as “The Towers” for a cost of US $500,000. Italian stonemasons were engaged to shape the granite for the 28-room castle, 4-story Tower, and an elaborate boathouse (one of three) which housed a workshop and powerhouse and one of Bourne’s steam-powered vessels, the tunnels, turrets and other curious architectural details including a 2-story ice house.


Bob D. Hall level-classic September 06, 2020

Beautiful photo, Terry and thanks for the info. #1746282

Jeff Robinson level-deluxe September 06, 2020

This is outstanding Terry - Great job! #11833069

Adilson F. Ferreira September 06, 2020

Terrific image, Terry! Wonderful colors and composition! Thanks for the info. #11833071

Janet Criswell level-deluxe September 06, 2020

Wonderful image, Terry! I guess that was quite a surprise for his wife. ;) Thanks for the great information! #11833074

Amalia Sylvia Arriaga Salinas level-classic September 06, 2020

Fantastic perspective, clarity, textures and colors Terry! Great information too! #11833087

Gail Sullivan level-classic September 06, 2020

Terry...after seeing your image, I went to the website. Amazing place. I want to stay in the Royal Suite! #11833094

Natasha Pliss level-deluxe September 06, 2020

Wonderful place beautifully presented, Terry! Love these bright colors and amazing textures. #11833102

Randall V. Rainey level-deluxe September 06, 2020

Terry C., What a beautiful image and fantastic info love it... #11833121

Terry Korpela level-deluxe September 06, 2020

Nicely Done Terry! #11833124

Leslie McLain level-deluxe September 06, 2020

Beautiful capture, Terry. #11833128

LJ Corliss level-classic September 06, 2020

Beautiful image :) #11833136

Christine Greenspan level-classic September 06, 2020

Fantastic image, Terry, and really appreciate the info! #11833156

Bojan Bencic level-classic September 07, 2020

Amazing building, Terry. Great details and colors. #11833212

Oscar J. Pung level-classic September 07, 2020

Beautiful photo of this magnificent old stone building Terry! Its history of pretty interesting too. #11833244

Robert/Donna Green level-deluxe September 07, 2020

Great Capture and Presentation!! Terry #11833408

Rudi Reiner level-classic September 12, 2020

Excellent travel shot, love your pov! #11834835

Nancy L. Green level-classic September 14, 2020

Interesting history and beautiful capture of this amazing structure!! BEAUTIFUL detail and great POV!! << #11835317

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