About Jamie Organski

Jamie Organski is an Adirondack area resident who has experience as a reporter, photographer and editor.

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  1. Rhoda jo Desanto says

    So very sorry for your loss. A piece of adirondack history. Please remember how lucky you are to live and raise your family in such a great surrounding with a loving community. Loved visiting your establishment. Many of us would love to live in adk, but for reasons cannot. Take care of each other.

  2. Lisa Gaudreau says

    I was staying at the Big Moose when my brother got a kidney transplant in Canada. My cell phone would not allow me to call the hospital in Canada, but Mark immediately told me to use the land line at the Inn. When I tried to pay him for the call, he refused. That simple act of generosity meant the world to me. I was able to find out how my brother was doing and felt so grateful to be staying in such an hospitable place. I wish them the best.

  3. David Gibson says

    So heartbreaking for the family and the Big Moose/Eagle Bay/Inlet and Old Forge communities. The Inn was a venue for the Adirondack Discovery lecture series led by Joan Payne of Inlet. I will never forget my visit there and wish the Mayer family well in their recovery and rebuilding as they are able.

  4. Greg Miller says

    Our extended families (Sexstone’s, Neal’s, Miller’s….) have 75 year relationship with the Big Moose Inn. Our business cards unfortunately added fuel to this terrible fire. We visited BMI many times while staying just down the road at Arrowhead Lodge, guests of Ranger Jim and Jean Sexstone. Many great meals and drinks, pontoon plane rides from your dock and for me a memorial visit in route to the 1980 Olympics which of course, had to include a “rest stop” at the Big Moose Inn. Our condolences on the fire and your loss and pulling real hard for your rebuild and strong recovery!

  5. Paul Beedham says

    I was shocked to hear of this as I was just searching for the Inn.

    I am in the UK and I stayed with my wife to be whilst on holiday in the US, having been recommended to go and stay by a couple we met at the top of Whiteface Mountain. I had proposed at Niagara only a couple of days before in mid September 1992.

    Mark and his family wouldn’t have been the owners then, but the place has lasting very special and happy memories for me – made all the more poignant by the loss of my wife in 2010 and now the loss of the building.

    Wishing them all the best in their endeavours.


    I’m very sad for Mark and his family loss, I sincerely hope that can get the Inn rebuilt

  6. Kathleen says

    I will keep your family in my prayers. My mother worked there as a young woman so the loss was heartbreaking. May God surround with His grace and help you to rebuild. The Adirondakers are sturdy and gracious people. It will take time but your Phoenix will rise from the ashes. Blessings

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