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History of Islands

Facts about the 1000 Islands

  • There are 1864 islands between Oswego to Alexandria Bay to Massena on the US side.
  • Thousand island dressing was created in the 1000 islands, New York.
  • There are two castles in the area to visit.  Boldt Castle on Heart Island and Singer Castle on Dark Island.
  • 1000 island bridge connects NYS and Ontario, Canada.
  • Thousand Islands Bridge Authority (TIBA) owns Boldt Castle.
  • There are six lighthouses along the St. Lawrence River. There are two in the area to visit. Tibbetts Point and Rock Island.
  • The St. Lawrence Seaway connects the Great Lakes to the Atlantic Ocean and is the world’s longest inland seaway.