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George Fischer & Anthony Mollica Jr.

Castles and Cottages: River Retreats of the Thousand Islands (Hardcover)

By George Fischer and Anthony Mollica Jr.

This is a popular book depicting the lovely homes in the Thousand Islands - from Castles to Cottages.

About the book

Whether you are a lifelong Thousand Islands resident, a summers-only visitor or a lucky St. Lawrence River cruise ship passenger, you are bound to recognize many of the grand summer homes and modern American castles featured in this full color keepsake collection. While photographing "Sentinels in the Stream", renowned photographer George Fischer became captivated by the many extraordinary dwellings that rise from the islands and shorelines of this popular vacation region. In Castles and Cottages, regional historian Anthony Mollica guides readers through these exceptional structures, including: Boldt Castle, McNally boathouse, Cape Vincent's Tibbetts Point lighthouse, George M. Pullman's Castle Rest, visited by President Grant and General Sherman. The Thousand Islands abound in historic and architecturally unique buildings, as well as idyllic cottage retreats. With fascinating insight and gorgeous color photographs, Castles and Cottages reveals the remarkable story of each

This is the second book written by the region's Tony Mollica.

The first book was Classic Boats of the Thousand Islands

About the book: Tracing the origins of a variety of boats including the famous St. Lawrence skiff, Classic Boats of the Thousand Islands is a stunning pictorial that celebrates the region’s exquisite watercraft. The area’s finest boatbuilders from both sides of the border are represented here. As a trustee of the Antique Boat Museum in Clayton, New York, author Anthony Mollica Jr. is well acquainted with the boats and their owners and shares his enthusiasm in this handsome keepsake.  Published by Boston Mills Press

About the Author: Anthony Mollica, Jr. is the region's eminent author of authoritative books about antique boats. A longtime islander, he came with his family years before acquiring his summer home on Cherry Island, near Alexandria Bay.

Tony has been active in national and regional antique boating circles and is a trustee of the Antique Boat Museum, chairing its collections committee, among other boating contributions. His definitive works on the boats of several modern builders have established his reputation internationally, while his books focusing on the Thousand Islands have appealed especially to readers here.