George C. Boldt Yacht House

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George C. Boldt Yacht House
Boldt yacht house 2.jpg
George C. Boldt Yacht House, August 2006
George C. Boldt Yacht House is located in New York
George C. Boldt Yacht House
Nearest city Alexandria Bay, New York
Coordinates 44°20′47″N 75°55′37″W / 44.34639°N 75.92694°W / 44.34639; -75.92694Coordinates: 44°20′47″N 75°55′37″W / 44.34639°N 75.92694°W / 44.34639; -75.92694
Area 1 acre (0.40 ha)
Built 1903
Architect G. W. & W. D. Hewitt
Architectural style Shingle Style, Eclectic
NRHP Reference # 78001853[1]
Added to NRHP April 26, 1978

George C. Boldt Yacht House is an historic yacht house located on the northeast shore of Wellesley Island near Alexandria Bay in Jefferson County, New York. It was commissioned by George Boldt as a principal dependency of Boldt Castle.[2]

The yacht house was designed by the Philadelphia architects G. W. & W. D. Hewitt and built in 1903. It is a massive, eclectic, Shingle-style structure composed of five elements, which are:

  • a circular tower containing reception rooms,
  • a central group of three yacht bays,
  • a large east yacht bay,
  • a combination office and storage wing with a crenelated tower, and
  • a large caretaker's residence.

The yacht house was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1978.[1] On display in the yacht house is the steam yacht Kestrel, as well as various other vintage boats, a number of which are on loan from the Antique Boat Museum in Clayton, New York.[3]

View of the yacht house


  1. ^ a b National Park Service (2009-03-13). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  2. ^ "Cultural Resource Information System (CRIS)" (Searchable database). New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation. Retrieved 2016-09-01. [permanent dead link] Note: This includes Raymond W. Smith (July 1977). "National Register of Historic Places Registration Form: George C. Boldt Yacht House" (PDF). Retrieved 2016-09-01.  and Accompanying photographs
  3. ^ "Boldt Castle's Yacht House". Retrieved 2015-08-06. 

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