1. See the First Hotels

  2. Dine with Early Picnickers

  3. Cruise the River on a Steamer Excursion

  1. Indulge Yourself in a Private Castle

  2. Witness an 1870s Balloon Ascension

  3. Explore Inside a Camp Meeting Tent

Clockwise from Above:  Tent at Thousand Island Park, 1876;  Christening of Steam Yacht, circa 1875-80;  Sport Island and Little Lehigh circa 1875-1880;  Thousand Island Park Main Dock, circa 1875; Alexandria Bay circa 1878, looking toward current location of Capt. Thomson’s Resort and Bonnie Castle from 1000 Island House Tower (current location of River Hospital); Steam Yacht at Hill Crest (near Brockville).