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Summer Jam of July 1973: Watkins Glen, NY, Hosted a HUGE Concert of 600,000 50 Years Ago

Summer Jam of July 1973: Watkins Glen, NY, Hosted a HUGE Concert of 600,000 50 Years Ago

This video is about SUMMER JAM, one of the greatest rock concerts of all time — an epic jam session — and it happened about 50 years ago near Seneca Lake, as you know, that’s my favorite of the Finger Lakes in upstate New York. On July 28, 1973, more than 600,000 people flocked to…

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Willard: Seneca Lake’s Spooky Ghost Town That was Once an Insane Asylum

Willard: Seneca Lake’s Spooky Ghost Town That was Once an Insane Asylum

Did you know that Seneca Lake has its own ghost town? Not that you need more spooky vibes than that, it was actually the largest insane asylum in New York State — and for a number of years even the entire USA — but now it’s just a crumbling town. Today I’m going give an overview on the history of Willard and how it’s eerily empty and in decay today.

World’s Only Known Shipwrecked ‘Packet Boat’ Found on the Bottom of Seneca Lake

World’s Only Known Shipwrecked ‘Packet Boat’ Found on the Bottom of Seneca Lake

This is Part 2 of my interview with nautical archaeologist Art Cohn. Underwater exploration is such an exciting topic to me. This is my second interview with Arthur Cohn from the Lake Champlain, NY, area, talking about his exciting findings on the bottom of Seneca Lake. Art is very knowledgeable about maritime history, especially in…

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A Hallmark Movie’s Seneca Lake Connection

A Hallmark Movie’s Seneca Lake Connection

Did you know there’s a connection between a Hallmark movie and a little village near Seneca Lake, New York? In this episode of the History and Mysteries of Seneca Lake, I’m going to give you the backstory of Dead Over Heels: An Aurora Teagarden Mystery. We’ll find out what notable Seneca Lake area landmarks appear in the…

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Captain Bill’s Seneca Lake Cruises

Captain Bill’s Seneca Lake Cruises

Are you planning a visit to Seneca Lake and want to know how to best experience the area? In this episode of The History and Mysteries of Seneca Lake, I’m going to tell you all about Captain Bill’s Seneca Lake Cruises. We’ll learn about the history of Captain Bill and his boat tours and tell…

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The Seneca Serpent: Real Or Myth?

The Seneca Serpent: Real Or Myth?

Did you know that Seneca Lake has its very own Loch-Ness-type monster? In this episode of The History and Mysteries Of Seneca Lake, Schuyler County Historian Gary Emerson and I talk about a sea serpent that was first seen in the lake in 1886. We’ll learn about the sightings people have experienced throughout the years…

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The Seaplane That Sunk In Seneca Lake

The Seaplane That Sunk In Seneca Lake

Did you know that a seaplane sank in Seneca Lake back in 1972? In this episode of The History And Mysteries Of Seneca Lake, I’m going to share the story of a prototype aircraft that plunged into the depths of the lake and was pulled up 18 years later. We’ll dive inside the amazing recovery…

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