Place: St. Lawrence Seaway, near Clayton, NY
Asking Price: $1,950,000
Watch Island is one of the 1000 Islands set in a tranquil bay overlooking the St Lawrence Seaway. It is a newly restored 100 year old Victorian home built in 1901 with spectacular views of the ships, sunsets, 1000 Island Bridge, and Rock Island Lighthouse. The dining room is a large gracious room that seats 6 to 16+ with 12 windows overlooking the seaway and evening sunsets. Comfortable living room furnished in antiques with piano, fireplace and views of the river. Country-size, full-service, eat-in kitchen and pantry. The house is surrounded by four furnished porches with breathtaking views – one enclosed in glass/ screens. All baths have claw-foot soaking tubs/ showers. Boathouse with deep water.
A charming and unique part of the world nestled among 1,800 enchanting islands in the St. Lawrence River. Rich in history and exciting historical activities such as a French Festival, tour & enjoy tea in lovely castles, ride in antique boats, partake in boat auctions, picnic on island parks where children play on old fashioned playgrounds, stroll through villages with gingerbread houses that take you back to the turn of the century, dine on the front porch of grand old hotels. Delight in the stories of people who lived year-round on islands… who went to school in a school boat or ice skated across the frozen river to school, visit one of the oldest post offices in the US which is on an island. Share in the excitement of Pirates Weekend, the Poker Race of the roaring cigarette boats, delight in the parade of antique boats, visit wonderful art galleries, restored opera house, antiques shops, watch the islanders come by boat to get their supplies at the town dock in Clayton, NY.
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