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Lake Tours

Dunn's Boat Service invites you to experience, first hand, the unique beauty and history of Big Moose Lake.

On July 11, 1906, this peaceful wilderness lake became the scene of the famous murder in the Adirondacks that inspired Theodore Dreiser's novel, An American Tragedy, the movie "A Place In The Sun" starring Montgomery Clift, Elizabeth Taylor and Shelley Winters, as well as the most recent rendition by the Metropolitan Opera, "An American Tragedy," composed by Tobias Picker. Revisit the Adirondack Tragedy and Big Moose history through a narrated tour aboard our meticulously restored 1955 Chris Craft appropriately named "Grace." Settle down in your seat and get lost in the adventure, intrigue and scenery around you. Your tour begins with a greeting from your captain, your personal guide on this voyage back in time. During the excursion, the captain will discuss the tragic romance between Chester Gillette and Grace Brown, while also revealing interesting highlights about Big Moose Lake and its unique camps, scenery and history.

On evenings in July, August, and September, join us for a cruise to dinner at the wonderful Big Moose Inn. Evening dinner cruises will depart the marina at 4PM and return to the Big Moose Inn's dock, which is located right next door, for your dinner reservation at 5:15PM. For more information please call 315-357-3532.


Our tour boat operates daily in July, August and September at 11am and 2pm. Reservations are not required but suggested. A minimum of 4 adults are required for departure. All tours are weather permitting. Charter tours are available with advance reservation for up to 14 persons.  For reservations call: 315-357-3532

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