One of the more unique tourist activities of the Gilded Age were the “searchlight tours” offered aboard the Folger Lines steamer St. Lawrence. As the steamer made its way after dusk along Millionaires’ Row, off Alexandria Bay, a powerful searchlight would illuminate the mansions crowded among the islands to the delight of the passengers.
A very successful Searchlight Tour was held on Tuesday, August 12, 2014.
A Searchlight Tour was not scheduled for 2015; the event was planned to be every other year, if repeated.
Watch for details for special events in 2016, the 150th Anniversary of the Cornwall Brothers Store building which houses the Alexandria Township Historical Society Museum.