The designer of the “Belle” should reconstruct her every year for the tourist trade on Big Bass Lake. Originally prepared for the annual boat parade on the Fourth of July, this novel idea has marketing power. Can you imagine guests at Grant’s Resort being ferried around Big Bass Lake on a guided tour? 

After all there are five islands to encircle not to mention the sunken island just west of Four Winds and Turtle Islands.  In that same location is the entrance to the channel between Big and Little Bass Lake.  Then there are the southern islands of Haunted, Big, and Grandma’s Hat to see plus the bridge to The Big Island and even the public landing. 

Part of Lakeview Cemetery can be viewed from the lake and there is always the history of the old Big Bass Lake store to take in.  And what a venue to take this all in of that of a paddle boat!  The only question that remains is WILL the Big Bass Lake Belle sail again?