Jan 10, 2007 — One of the Thousand Islands most lavish pieces of real estate is up for sale. Frederick Bourne's hunting lodge on Dark Island in the St. Lawrence River has become known as Singer Castle, after the sewing machine company that made his fortune. It's become a tourist destination since a group of investors bought it in 2002 for $1.7 million. The castle features towers and spires, 28 bedrooms, 13 fireplaces, secret passageways, boathouses, and a squash court. Asking price - just $22 million. Go to full article
Aug 27, 2002 — The details of a new tourism destination on the St. Lawrence River near Chippewa Bay are starting to emerge. Buyers of Dark Island and its historic castle gave state and local officials a peek yesterday of what visitors could see as early as next summer. The media was also invited on the tour. David Sommerstein went along. Go to full article
Aug 21, 2002 — A group of investors has purchased Dark Island and its Scottish-style castle on the St. Lawrence River for 1.8 million dollars. David Sommerstein reports the group has big plans to renovate the historic property. Go to full article
Dark Island Castle was built by the Singer Sewing Machine president.
Jul 23, 2002 — A turn-of-the-century castle and the private St. Lawrence River island it's built on may soon be opened to the public. David Sommerstein reports a group of businessmen want to make Dark Island Castle in the town of Hammond a tourist destination. Go to full article