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spidennis 09-06-2016 01:04 PM

Bog river Falls : History: Bridge? Hotel?
Was there a hotel at Bog River Falls at Tupper Lake? When and who built the stone bridge?

Festus 09-07-2016 02:16 PM

Graves Hotel was to the left of the falls (looking from the lake). It was right there... There is a famous sketch of it in some of the old books. I may be able to post it if need be...

spidennis 09-08-2016 10:37 AM

We've been into all kinds of books but didn't see it anywhere. I'd like to know more about it. I gather the bridge came much, much later?

Wldrns 09-08-2016 11:21 AM



Festus 09-09-2016 12:09 AM

SPI I just sent you a private message asking you for your e-mail address as I can't figure out how to upload the sketch I have of Graves Hotel at Bog River falls. I know how to send it via e-mail... Maybe you can upload it for all to see once I send it to you...

lumberzac 09-09-2016 01:49 PM

According to the Bridge Hunter website, the bridge was built in 1925 by a contractor named James Ovitt.

Festus 09-09-2016 03:40 PM

Go to wikipedia's page on Picturesque America. In the bibliography at the bottom of the page you can see this book if you click on it. Look for Vol II, not Volume I of Picturesque America. The section on the Adirondacks eventually shows a photo of Bog River Falls if you click through all the pages. That is Graves Hotel to the left in that wood cutting...

Festus 09-09-2016 04:03 PM

sorry Spi, it looks like my link in the previous response doesn't work...I'm bad at this stuff. Anyway, if you follow what I wrote you can get to that engraving. If you want a larger, more clear view, pm me and I can e-mail my larger copy to you...

spidennis 09-14-2016 08:58 AM

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Thanks y'all for the leads! I can see where I thought was just a boring area to snorkel in was possibly the site of the lodge? I'll have to look closer next time!

Festus 09-14-2016 10:11 AM

W.W. Graves (the proprietor of Graves Lodge) died a tragic death in 1871. He was deer hunting at Horseshoe Pond, 5 miles from his Lodge at Bog River Falls with his young son and grabbed a deer from his boat while his son was on the shore driving the deer. The boat tipped, the deer and his dog jumped on him and he tired, said good-bye to his son and slowly sank.

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