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DEEPEST of the Finger Lakes - Seneca Lake, New York
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member oiseau_ca
N 42° 51.915 W 076° 58.642
18T E 338473 N 4747747
Quick Description: deepest of the Finger Lakes, Seneca Lake, New York, USA
Location: New York, United States
Date Posted: 10/12/2014 6:03:08 AM
Waymark Code: WMMMXC
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member lumbricus
Views: 2

Long Description:
The posted coordinates will bring you to the jetty located in the north end of Seneca Lake, in the city of Geneva, New York.

Seneca Lake is the largest of the glacial Finger Lakes of the U.S. state of New York, and the deepest lake entirely within the state. It is promoted as being the lake trout capital of the world, and is host of the National Lake Trout Derby. Because of its depth and relative ease of access, the US Navy uses Seneca Lake to perform test and evaluation of equipment ranging from single element transducers to complex sonar arrays and systems.The lake takes its name from the Seneca nation of Native Americans. At the north end of Seneca Lake is the city of Geneva, New York, home of Hobart and William Smith Colleges and the New York State Agricultural Experiment Station, a division of Cornell University. At the south end of the lake is the village of Watkins Glen, New York, famed for auto racing and waterfalls.

Due to Seneca Lake's unique macroclimate it is home to over 50 wineries, many of them farm wineries and is the location of the Seneca Lake AVA.

Source: Wikipedia

A bronze plaque located near the entrance to the jetty, reads as follow:


The deepest of the eleven Finger Lakes,
Seneca Lake measures 36 miles long, an
average of three miles wide, and 618 feet
deep at the deepest point. Because of its dept, the lake has only frozen completely four times since this region was settled.
During World War II, Seneca Lake was the site of Samson Naval Training Center.

Courtesy of
Zotos International Inc.
Type of documentation of superlative status: a bronze plaque

Location of coordinates: a jetty on the Lake Seneca

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