Jim Wynne’s cabin, Upper Chateaugay Lake

James Wynne


Submitted by Anthony McPherson:

This is Jim Wynne’s cabin up on the Upper Chateaugay Lake. I remember in 1988 at least the walls were standing. It was on a little bit of land at one of the places that State Route 374 and another road split for a few hundred yards with a smaller road that curved down toward the lake and then came back together. I believe that it wasn’t far from “Stoney Lonesome”, which was near the Shutts property. I know that that bit of information doesn’t help much, but someone might remember it.

This would be a Grand-uncle to Elaine O’Connor, and related to the Whalens in the area. He married Mary Anne Brown from Chateaugay in 1889.


Henry McPherson Drowned

Henry McPherson of Chateaugay Lake, owner of the steamer “Adirondack,” fell from the deck of his steamer on Friday last, and was carried under the boat and drowned. He was about 35 years old and leaves a wife and three children.

Franklin Gazette, August 24, 1888

Bellmont Bathing Beach Club


Chateaugay Lake Outlet, 1950s

Here are a few of my dad’s slides in which the barges operated by the Chateaugay Ore and Iron Co. are visible.

Remains of barges operated by the Chateaugay Ore and Iron Co. that were used to transport charcoal to this location
Chateaugay Lake dam, with partial remains of an older dam
Bridge at the Forge

Fishing at Camp


Upper Chateaugay Lake

“Hunting Deer on Chateaugay Lake”


View of Upper Chateaugay Lake from Owlyout Hotel, Merrill


Millard Bellows Steamboats

These are photos of steamboats crafted by Millard Bellows, whose cousin, Cassius Bellows, also built steamboats and skiffs on Chateaugay Lake.

Banner House, Lower Chateaugay Lake

Most of these were scanned from originals owned by the Banner House or the Bellows estate.