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[Video] Ina Island Boathouse - It's So Hard To Say Goodbye !
Posted Thursday, March 22, 2012 at 10:19:49 AM     Alexandria Bay, NY 1000 Islands
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Usually when we have a memorial on this site it's for a friend.. this time it's for a Boathouse, but for good reason... this particular boathouse is a sort of friend, it's a historic part of the 1000 Islands that for whatever reason should never have gotten to the state it's at now. SIGH...

Below is a picture of the boathouse from April 2011.. click for larger version..



"Once a Grand Dance Hall that entertained socialites back in the area's heyday, the Hagen Boathouse of Ina Island slips further into the Saint Lawrence each and every year. Unfortunately, the current owners who have been there since 1985 or so chose years ago to stop the yearly maintenance.. it was once a resort of sorts with a fine dining restaurant and lodge. A shuttle ran from Alexandria bay to the Island. Rumor has it that the house on the Island was even at one time a brothel. (GASP) The boathouse in the pictures was a huge dancehall, with beautiful hardwood floors, supported with steel i-beams which at this point are twisted and failing. The old timers say it was the sight of many extravagant parties and it was the place to be."

For more pictures and info on the history of the boat house click the link below..
http://www.abay.com/alexandriabaynynews2073.htm

So check out the latest pictures and video down below.. it was all captured yesterday March 21st, 2012.. it's the current state of the Boathouse courtesy of Abay.com and oh man did things go downhill since last year.. or should I say down river cause that's the ultimate destination if it isn't cleaned up soon..














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