The 1000 Islands (pronounced “Thousand Islands,” not “One Thousand Islands”) is a sightseer’s paradise and a popular destination for those looking for an authentic outdoor vacation. Located along the peaceful border between northern New York State (USA) and southeastern Ontario (Canada), the 1000 Islands is a region of endless shorelines, rich history and unique culture.

Host Hotels (room rates range from $145 to $170 at both hotels)

Riveredge Resort

Note: As of 1-28-19, the Riveredge Resort is sold out for Friday and Saturday nights. A limited number of rooms are available earlier in the week.
17 Holland Street
Alexandria Bay, NY 13607
315 482-9917

The Bonnie Castle Resort

Note: As of 1-28-19, there are plenty of rooms available for the week.
31 Holland Street
Alexandria Bay, NY 13607
315 482-4511

Other Options

Swan Bay Resort (RV Sites, Chalets, and Cottages – 15% discount for ACBS members)


43615 State Route 12

Alexandria Bay, NY 13607


Capt. Thomson’s Resort


45 James Street

Alexandria Bay, NY 13607


What does the Thousand Islands area have to offer?

Sponsor Opportunities

Sponsor Letter

Schedule of Events (subject to change)

Note: Uncle Sam Boat Tours will offer ACBS members discounted tour tickets to Bold Castle (and other tours) throughout the week. Boldt Castle, a major landmark and tourist attraction, is a must see during your stay in Alexandria Bay, NY. Information on Boldt Castle can be found using this link,

Monday, September 16, 2019: Singer Castle

Enjoy a 30-mile roundtrip guided cruise on the St. Lawrence River from Alexandria Bay to Dark Island. A part of American history and local folklore met at Singer Castle. Singer Castle is the only remaining/existing castle on the St. Lawrence River to be completed, fully furnished, and resided in during the heyday of the great builders and industrials in New York. The castle remained in the possession of the original owners, the Bourne family, from its construction in 1905 until the mid-1960s. Frederick Bourne was the fifth president of the Singer Sewing Machine Company, where the name “Singer Castle” came from. When the Bourne family summered there, it was called “The Towers” which comes from the inspiration that Ernest Flagg, the architect whom designed this structure, had after reading the book Woodstock by Sir Walter Scott.
Upon arrival, guided tours will be available. Lunch will be served.

Tuesday, September 17, 2019: Wellesley Island

Enjoy a guided cruise around Wellesley Island, one of the largest islands in the St. Lawrence River. Originally maned Wells Island, the name was changed during the 1815 survey of the U.S.-Canada border by Captain William Fitzwilliam Owen to honor Arthur Wellesley.

The cruise will begin with boats driving from Alexandria Bay directly across the St. Lawrence River to the Boldt Castle Yacht House to pick up a box lunch and be matched with a guide boat for the trip (-/+ 4 hours).
Participants will be treated to spectacular views of Castles, Cottages, and Summer Mansions while weaving in and out of hundreds if islands.

After a day of boating, participants will have the option to enjoy a reception hosted at the headquarters of Antique Boat America with a showroom of 90+ classic boats on display.

Wednesday, September 18: Visit the Antique Boat Museum, Clayton, NY.

A guided flotilla will launch from Alexandria Bay and travel south on the St. Lawrence River approximately 11 miles to Clayton, NY home of the Antique Boat Museum with the largest collection of freshwater boats. Free admission will be given to all registered ACBS members which includes access to the off campus Doebler Storage Building. The Village of Clayton Chamber of Commerce will offer a lady’s fashion show and lunch at the Clayton Opera House and discounts to local restaurants and retail shops. If you prefer, you may drive by car to Clayton, NY.

The Antique Boat Museum will host the ACBS Welcome Reception from 4:30-8:00.

Thursday, September 19, 2019:

Chapter Roundtable & ACBS Annual Membership Meeting, Riveredge Resort. Optional activities In Alexandria Bay will be offered.

Friday, September 20, 2019:

ACBS International Boat Show. Scholarship Auction will be held at the Riveredge Resort.

Saturday, September 21, 2019:

ACBS International Boat Show. Awards Banquet will be held at the Bonnie Castle Resort.