CASTLES IN THE 1000 ISLANDS ATTRACT ENTERTAINMENT INDUSTRY!

Reblogger Fred Carver Personal Real Estate Corporation
Real Estate Sales Representative with RE/MAX Camosun Victoria BC Real Estate BC Licence #001159

1000 IslandsCheck Out Susan's Post about Her Neck of the Woods or should I say Islands...1000 Islands in the St Lawrence River in Ontario, CANADA!!

Soon to Be the Location For a NEW show Called "The Great Escape".

When we see it we can all say we know Susan

Original content by Susan Emo

Gananoque, On

Living the the heart of the world renowned 1000 Islands provides us with interesting characters practically on a daily basis.  We have visitors from around the world, walking our streets and boating on the St Lawrence River, touring our 1000 Islands

This summer, our islands were being scouted by Bertram van Munster - known for creating The Amazing Race and taking it around the world 17 times!!!   He personally selected the 1000 Islands for his new show called The Great Escape and considered 2 of the 1000 Island castles:  Singer Castle and Boldt Castle for his pilot episode which will air in the next few months.  

photo compliments of Boldt Castle website

"Both Singer Castle and Boldt Castle wer e approached for the pilot episode, and while both castles are loved, Singer Castle was selected because of their passageways," said Thomas Weldon, the general manager of the castle.  

photo compliments of Singer Castle website

"The show transformed the entire castle, 30,000 square feet, into a very locked down structure"  (all the better to make escape difficult one would presume!) 

Filming took place on September 14th and 15th.  Approximately 100 people were working on the island - 50 - 60 from the entertainment industry and approx. 40 people that were hired locally.  He estimates that $100,000 was brought into the community for the filming of the TV show. 

He further says, "The entertainment industry gave the castle back to us better than we gave it to them!"  They fixed all the passageways and completed a lot of the work through the summer before the filming crew arrived. 

Make sure to look for The Great Escape coming to a TV near you! 

And, when you're in the 1000 Island area, give Susan Emo a call and she'll show you why people come for a visit and stay for a lifetime!


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Don't forget to ask for Susan when you stop by
the 1000 Islands region.

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 Susan Emo
Sales Representative,
RE/MAX Riverview Realty Ltd. Brokerage*
Gananoque, Ontario
613-382-2211

www.SusanEmoSellsHomes.com

 Serving the Gananoque, Kingston, 1000 Islands Region
- come for a visit and stay for a lifetime!

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Laura Cerrano
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No matter who likes it, it's nice! :)

Sep 30, 2011 04:06 PM #1
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Fred Carver Personal Real Estate Corporation
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Hi Carol....Nice write by Susan making a great localism post.

Sep 30, 2011 05:39 PM #2
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Hi Fred - Boldt Castle is on the American side.  However, you can take a tour boat from the Canadian side directly to the castle from Susan's hometown Gananoque.  They conveniently have customs officials to immediately process you.

Sep 30, 2011 11:50 PM #3
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Hi Marc...The Castle looks very commanding, whose army used it in the beginning or was it built by a rich Realtor of the day..ha

Oct 01, 2011 02:38 AM #4
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Susan Emo
Sotheby's International Realty Canada - Brokerage - Kingston, ON
Kingston and the 1000 Islands Area

Thanks for the reblog Fred!   The 1000 Islands are enjoyed by visitors worldwide but it will be nice for the TV crowd to see what we have to offer each summer!

Oct 01, 2011 02:41 AM #5
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Fred Carver Personal Real Estate Corporation
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Hi Susan....Now they are no longer a sceret to the World once this show appears on TV...Better Set up a Coffee Cart or two....Hang onto your Hat !!

Oct 01, 2011 03:15 AM #6
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Andrea Swiedler
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Now that is very, very cool! I will have to pop over to Susan and tell her the same. How did I miss that?

Oct 01, 2011 03:29 AM #7
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Hi Andrea...Thanks for Dropping by, Say hi to Susan tell her I sent you.

Cheers

Oct 01, 2011 04:09 AM #8
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Fred - We toured Boldt Castle some years ago ..... susan lives in a wonderful part of Ontario with many gracious old stone homes.

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