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Ariadne's Death Tales of Heroism &Tragedy on Lake Ontario

From the tragic ends of several family owned cargo schooners of the nineteenth century to the improbable outcome of a fishing trip on Lake Ontario taken in 2002, Gateley’s newest book chronicles a variety of maritime disasters, acts of heroism, and near misses. Shipwrecks, the result of bad luck, bad management, or some combination of the two, were an all too common event on Lake Ontario in the 19th and early 20th century. In this collection you’ll read of the unfortunate end of the


schooner Ariadne and the difficult death of the Noyes, both destroyed by winter gales. Steamers, too, were at risk as the story of the Quinte’s  end by fire and the Lady of the Lakes’ close call show. The book also describes  mishaps that occurred at the port of Oswego, the most lethal harbor for old sailing ships on the lake for a number of years, and ends on a lighter note with tall tales from the past and a couple of really close calls from the twenty first century.


available April 8 2006

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Back To Before, Charles Itzin, Editor

Anecdotes from the 20th century in Cayuga County issued for the county bicentennial in 1999 this handsome volume details life in Cayuga County- the first electric chair at Auburn prison, the big top circus tent collapse and many happier memories too.
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booklet Edgewalker's guide to Lake Shore Birdwatching

This 24 page pamphlet locates and desdribes a dozen good public areas for birdwatching along the lake's shore between Rochester and Oswego. It contains seasonal notes, what you may see, and best time to visist. Also includes websites for local birding and brief descriptions of several nationally known birding areas on US and Canadian shore.
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Fair Haven Folks And Folklore by Raymond Sant

145 page paperback book with many historic photos of interest to geneologists and local history buffs.This informal anecdotal history of the area describes the days of steam locomotives and commercial sail.There is also a wealth of rich detail on farming and daily life in the small town and community from the early 1800's through World War II. Book index consists of family names of Fair Haven settlers.
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