Spring Sunken town docks in Alexandria Bay, N.Y.

Published on May 29th, 2017 | by I Love Upstate New York

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Lake Ontario and Thousand Islands Flood Photos

For the past few weeks there has been an inordinate amount of water in Lake Ontario and the St. Lawrence River. Waters are unusually high this year and it is causing issues for home and business owners and tourists alike. We hit up a few of our favorite local places to check out the damage and the impact the flooding is having around the region.

Alexandria Bay, N.Y.

Town Docks: The public docks are underwater (and covered in algae) and the town has installed temporary floating docks alongside the permanent docks so boaters have a place to tie up until the water recedes.

Sunken town docks in Alexandria Bay, N.Y. Sunken town docks in Alexandria Bay, N.Y.

Boldt Castle: Similarly, the crews at Boldt Castle have build new docks on top of the existing, submerged docks to enable guests to get onto the grounds without having to get their feet wet.

Submerged docks at Boldt Castle Submerged docks at Boldt Castle High waterline at the Boldt Castle Powerhouse Boldt Castle Yacht House

Just Room Enough Island: The water closes in on this iconic cottage just off the tip of Heart Island. Sandbags are piled up in front of the door in hopes to keep the water out.

The water closes in on Just Room Enough Island

Keewaydin State Park: Water crests the break wall in the marina of one of the many state parks in the region.

Flooding over the break wall at Keewaydin State Park

…And the rest: Other homes and boathouses around the area, Sunken Rock Lighthouse and the gas docks at Horizon Marine (and most of the other gas docks in town) affected by the flood waters.

Sandbags on Welcome Island Sunken Rock Lighthouse Longue Vue Island Submerged docks and boathouse on Comfort Island in Alexandria Bay, N.Y. A submerged boathouse in Alexandria Bay, N.Y. Gas docks at Horizon Marine are underwater in Alexandria Bay, N.Y.

Sackets Harbor, N.Y.:

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Sandy Pond, Sandy Creek, N.Y.:

Roadways have flooded barring access to camps in Sandy Pond Flooding in Sandy Pond

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3 Responses to Lake Ontario and Thousand Islands Flood Photos

  1. Pat Deuel says:

    Thank you for the pictures of some of our favorite places also. Grew up in Sea Breeze NY on Lake Ontario so spent summers in the Islands on Welllsely Is.

    • I Love Upstate New York says:

      You’re very welcome, Pat. We are so glad you enjoyed them. We hope wherever you are now, you are safe and dry!

  2. Jean Breslin says:

    Thanks I cal so have pictures of our home on Sandy Pond! Things are not good on the North pond! All of the marinas are flooded the sandy beach is gone do to the high waters! A friend of ours said he can’t get to his place on the island up at thousand island because it is too flooded.

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