Singer Castle on Dark Island, Chippewa Bay

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  • August 9, 2017
    Tpited thru the Singer castle. Enjoyed the wood furniture and marble within. Loved the secret passageways and large room for the female help. Beautiful area between the U.S. and Canada in the St Lawre...  more »
  • August 5, 2017
    Love that this is a guided tour. It was a big issue for older people who can't get around easily. Right off the boat is uphill and quite steep. Older folks were dropping out of the tour as it is eithe...  more »
  • July 30, 2017
    Singer Castle on Dark Island has a beautiful landscaping, an authentic history, lovely furnishings, secret passageways and well trained guides, who explain everything from the moment one gets off the ...  more »
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  • July 6, 2017
    It's a nice "castle" with a guided tour. That means that how good a tour you get depends on how good the tour guide is. Well we had a high school student who did an okay job -- for a high school student. When I asked him some questions of the period mechanics; electricity, plumbing, he really didn't rise to the occasion. The island is currently owned by some investors and I guess that's how venture capital keeps costs down. It's not a remarkable structure all said. I think Boldt Castle, which is much closer to the port, is much better, feels much bigger, and is more of what you expect in a castle. Looking back on the building as we sail away, the one lingering question I have is: "Was that it?" I think for the fee, the hour trip there and back, they should invest in more knowledgeable and experienced tour guides. The talk we got on the Uncle Sam boat out there and back was much better than on the island. I get that they are trying to do weddings, fancy sleepovers, and ghost tours, but talking about the castle, how it was built, and something about the people who lived there would be worthwhile.
  • December 10, 2016
    This place has hidden entrances and secret ladders in closets to move around house unnoticed, how cool is that? Overall its beautifully preserved place. Tour is very informative as well.
  • October 12, 2016
    What a house "castle". You can stay at the house for a fee. but just walking around you can get the feeling of the wealth that they must have had back then.

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