Dog Team Tavern destroyed by fire, body found

Fire destroyed the Dog Team Tavern, an Addison County landmark, early Friday morning. Full Story
Paul

Bristol, VT

#1 Sep 1, 2006
Thought and prayers for Chris and his family
Abby

United States

#2 Sep 2, 2006
Our thoughts and prayers go out to Chris'family
Anne Leone--Connectic ut

Waterbury, CT

#3 Sep 8, 2006
our whole family and many friends have visited the Dog Team on our annual pilgrimmage to Lake George over the past 50 years---we are devastated--condolences to all--family--community --friends
pauline ticonderoga ny

Howes Cave, NY

#4 Sep 14, 2006
thoughts and prayers go out to your family. it was such a special place to take family and friends. god bless.
Chris and Bernie Lourie

Warren, VT

#5 Sep 22, 2006
My thoughts and prayers are with everyone who has been touched by Chris and all of the dog teams staff.The dog team has been a special part of my life since 1978.And after I met Chris (my husband)the dog team became a special place for us to dine out,and celebrate our birthdays holidays and anniversarys.We both thought the world of the dog team and will miss it terribly!
Patti

Stockton, NJ

#6 Sep 25, 2006
I'm from South Jersey and have been a visitor to the Dog Team numerous times over the past 25 years!
I have enjoyed great times with family and friends there! Chris and his family are in my prayers.
Virginia Page Douglass

Columbus, OH

#7 Oct 8, 2006
How devastating! Over the years this has been our tradition to go to The Dog Team and gather as a family in the beautiful area. It is very sad to think of it not there any longer! Our thoughts and prayers are with everyone involved in this great loss and tragic loss.
Ralph Edison Brooks

Natick, MA

#8 Oct 17, 2006
On Saturday, May 24, 2003 the New Haven Historical Society and I were able to dedicate the Dog Team Tavern & The Advent Church into the National Historic Register. The loss of the DTT & Chris Hesslink is too much to bear. So much history & a great restaurant lost to Brooksville (New Haven), Vermont and beyond - internationally recognized by thousands. My "book," THE DOG TEAM TAVERN contains the history of the DTT & can be seen or purchased at the Henry Sheldon Museum in Middlebury. Can the DTT be rebuilt?
M Borruso N Y

United States

#9 Oct 27, 2006
The Dog Team will be missed It had become our Thanksgiving tradition.
sfillmann

Chatsworth, GA

#10 Oct 29, 2006
our family will always have the dog team in our hearts.

My great uncle Ebin Joy owned the dog team
My grand father came up with and build the relish wheel.

We our hoping we can rebuild the dog team just as it was
A terrible loss

Germany

#11 Nov 28, 2006
sfillmann wrote:
our family will always have the dog team in our hearts.
My great uncle Ebin Joy owned the dog team
My grand father came up with and build the relish wheel.
We our hoping we can rebuild the dog team just as it was
I remember when the Joys owned the Dog Team Tavern when I was a little girl, but thank you for sharing the original of the wonderful relish wheel. It would be great if your family decides to rebuild it. Though I now live overseas, I enjoyed a wonderful meal there the night before it burned down -- but only found out today about the fire. What a terrible loss at so many levels.
Deb Plumb

Lakeland, FL

#12 May 27, 2008
We stayed on Lake Dunmore for a dozen years and always went to the Dog Team, a few times during our two week stay. It was a treat to be there, at what we considered to be the most fancy, comfortable place that our parents ever took us kids to. In fact, more than a five carloads of families would trek over together. We could not get enough of that corn-flaked fried chicken! I am remembering the great times... this was back in the late 1960's and 70's, when Johnny Joy drove his inboard all over the Lake and all the teen-aged girls would almost die, waiting for him to wave! Sometimes, we would lunch inside Middlebury College cafeteria and listen to all the students speak only in French. Then, there was that little bakery down the lane, with all the boysenberry pie that anyone could hope to eat! And, there was the A&W, too. So sorry to hear that the Dog Team is no longer there. I am sure that thousands of patrons are also remembering all of the good times that the Dog Team represents.

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