This page, and info on it,
posted by: Bill Hecht
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not been updated for quite a few years so if you want to see the
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the scan number. The latest (July 2015) scan number is 53550,
located in folder "pictures535". Note that the previous
URL ends in this latest folder. So if you want to see earlier
folders then just change to a preceeding number back to "pictures28"
. All folders before pictures28 had an underline between pictures
and the folder number pictures_27.
Here you will find old maps,
pictures, postcards, air photos,
and geology info for Cayuga
County and the Finger Lakes.
If you find this useful please let
me know why.
If not, tell me what is missing and I may be able
to find you the info or dirrect you to those who can help.
of Cayuga Lake and other things.
County genealogy web site
County genealogy web site Maps pageIncluding 1859 Cayuga County
Historical Society in Union Springs
We live in the Finger Lakes
because of its open space and vistas.
For a better understanding
of open space use and some of the misconceptions regarding its
zoning and development I encourage you to review the following
article. Such Cost of Government Services studies have been done
in many many communities all across the United States and the
results are remarkably the same. Many of our old assumptions on
taxation and "expanding the tax base" do not hold up when
the true facts are looked at. Many communities have taken a look at
their old ways of doing business and are finding it to be much more
cost effective to plan growth and protect open space and farmland.
You may also wish to check out the many articles on this at the web
site of the American Farmland
Economic Value of Open Space by. Charles J. Fausold and Robert
Published in Land Lines, September 1996, Volume 8,
For information on how you can
help to protect your land and other lands in the Finger Lakes
The Finger Lakes Land
Erie Canal Info and Maps
Map of the Erie Canal Including the Seneca, Chemung, Crooked
Lake, and Cayuga Canals
"Profiles of the New York State Canals and Feeders; Showing the
Elevations of the same above Tidewater"
and the Junction of the Lateral Canals with the Erie.
Designed under the Direction of Wm. B. Taylor. State Engineer and
accompany the State Engineer & Survey Report for 1862
1938 Air Photos of the
north-east corner of Cayuga Lake
from Cayuga to Long Point State Park.
sure to compare these photos to the 1990's color infra-red photo
below of the same area to see the changes in land use.
you open a second window in your browser (go to FILE, NEW, New
BROWSER; in Netscape)
can then have the old and new views open at the same
What these do not
show is the visual loss of the natural shoreline due to construction
too close to the shore.
Creek and Moonshine Falls area
and Wells College
Limit of Aurora
and Great Gully
the previous 4 photos to:
infra red photos of Cayuga Lake from Aurora to Great Gully
Gully to Farley's Point
Point and Carr's Cove
Springs, Power's Corners, Center Street Quarry
Springs, Springport Cove, McDonalds Point, and Hibiscus Harbor.
Also showing new school built in 1936.
of Union Springs
Corners, Fred Pethybridge, Yawgers Woods, Cat's Elbow
Point, Hibiscus Harbor and Cayuga Junction
infra red photos of Union Springs area from Cayuga Junction south
to Farleys Point
photo on left and 1995 infra red photo on right
from Frontenac Island to Cayuga Junction.
Note development at
Hibiscus Harbor and Springport cove.
This area was wooded
shoreline just 50 years ago.
Yawger Brook and Cayuga Junction, old quarries, Richardson Cemetary
Creek to Cayuga
of the Village of Cayuga
end of Cayuga Lake and Village of Cayuga
ABOVE TWO 1938 photos to:
Red Photo of Cayuga & North end of Cayuga Lake
1938 Air Photos of Cayuga County
5 Infra red of Emerson Park and area to the west of Emerson
Park from about 1995. Compare this to the 1938 photo above and see
Zoom detail Infra red of Emerson Park and area to the west of
Emerson Park from about 1995. Compare this to the 1938 photo above.
Detail of Emerson Park
Detail of Pavilion area at Emerson Park
38 Howland's Island
1995 COLOR INFRA-RED
I have all of Cayuga County
east to Otisco Lake and south to Ludlowville. Also some of Oswego
County. If you need a particular area let me know and I can e-mail U
the picture and zoom in. Let me know the intersection of two roads
in the middle of the area you need.
infra-red photo mosaic of the north end of Cayuga Lake. (NOTE! this
is a large file 636K)
version of above. (76K) 3" by 12"
South-East quadrant (4-22-94)
uma, North-West quadrant West side Howland's Island(April 1994
wet spring flooding)
uma, North-East quadrant Howland's island (3-28-95)
to the following 19
38 Howland's Island photo.
uma, South-West quadrant Sugar Beet Plant (Clinton Corn),
Richmond Aquaduct, Village of Montezuma (4-22-94).
a Falls, North-East quadrant Thruway, Rt 89, Seneca Cayuga
a Falls, South-West quadrant SENECA MEADOWS LANDFILL, Village
of Waterloo (4-16-95). This is now easily visible from Rt 326
outside Auburn. Too bad it can not be graded to at least look like
a drumlin and not a fake hill. Who ever thought of this in the
initial permit phase? We all must look at it now and forever.
Falls, South-East quadrant Seneca Falls, Van Cleef Lake, Seneca
Cayuga Canal, Eisenhower College.
North-West quadrant Mud Lock, Montezuma National Wildlife
Refuge visitor center
North-East quadrant Drumlin fields
South-West quadrant Color infra-red photo of Village of Cayuga,
area north of Silver Bridge, and south to Cook Memorial Forest
South-East quadrant O'hara Machinery, Townline Road, Oakwood
ion Springs, North-West quadrant Hibiscus harbor, Frontenac
Island, Springport Cove, Carr's Cove, Farley's Point, Village of
on Springs, North-East quadrant Powers Corner, Great Gully.
on Springs, South-West quadrant Great Gully, Levanna, North end
of the Village of Aurora. (4-16-95)
on Springs, South-East quadrant Great Gully.
South-East quadrant King Ferry shown (3-27-95)
e, North-West quadrant Long Point State Park, Paine's Creek,
Wells College Campus (4-16-95).
, North-East quadrant
e, South-West quadrant
, South-East quadrant Triangle Restaurant west of King Ferry.
North-East quadrant Canoga Nitrogen Spring, Seneca Stone
Quarry, Nature Preserve, Fish and bait ponds. (1994)
North-East quadrant (4-16-95)
wville, North-West quadrant
wville, South-West quadrant Taughannock Point
ville, South-East quadrant Old Village of Ludlowville, Salmon
Creek, Salt Mines, and Lansing schools.
ansburg, North-West quadrant (4-16-95)
sburg, North-East quadrant Showing Milikan Station (4-23-94)
West, North-East quad (1995)
West, North-West quadrant
West, South-East quadrant
West, South-West quadrant
East, North-East quad
East, North-West quadrant
East South-East quadrant
East, South-West quadrant
Lake northeast corner. 1995 color infra red.
Lake southeast corner. 1995 color infra red.
Lake north end and north west area. 1995 color infra red.
Lake north end. 1995 color infra red.
Canadice on left and Honeoye on right. 1995 color infra red.
1790 Map of Western Finger
1802 Map of Central New York
1812 Map of Central New York
1829 Map of Cayuga County
1838 Map of Cayuga County
SENECA COUNTY 1839 Burr Map
1853 Map of Cayuga County
1875 Maps of Cayuga County
1879 Map of Cayuga County
1900 Map of Cayuga County
Local History of
Springport, Union Springs, and Aurelius
Island Drawing by Sarah Richardson
Data from back of
Mrs. Sarah Richardion (Richardson)
15 1/2 X 9 1/4
Back but no flaps in ???
Geologic Map and Data
TO THE GEOLOGY OF UNION SPRINGS
Elementary Natural History
Series; No. 3
BY: Gilbert Dennison Harris
Publishing Co., Cornell University, Ithaca, NY USA
included is: REPORT OF THE STATE PALEONTOLOGIST 1902, PRELIMINARY
OBSERVATIONS ON THE COBLESKILL ("CORALLINE") LIMESTONE OF
NEW YORK, BY C. A. Hartnagel
LOGY OF THE AUBURN-GENOA QUADRANGLE New York State Museum
Bulletin # 137
map of Union Springs, Cayuga, and Montezuma from: New York
State Museum Bulletin # 137.
map of Union Springs to Auburn AND LEGEND from: New York State
Museum Bulletin # 137.
map of Union Springs south to Levanna and west to Owasco Lake
from: New York State Museum Bulletin # 137. (note this is a large
map of Myers Point, Ludlowville and Trumansburg area from: New
York State Museum Bulletin # 137.
map of Sheldrake, Lansing (on the Lake rail line) (244k file size)
from: New York State Museum Bulletin # 137.
Map of Union Springs area from about 1908
map of the City of Auburn 1908 NY State Museum.
Third Annual Report of the Geological Survey of the
Third Distict by Lardner Vanuxem
of gas wells in Cayuga County
of gypsum mining in Union Springs
Devonian Coral Beds of Central NY These are the famous STAGHORN
corals of Skaneateles Lake.
Growth by John Wells 1963. The corals of Staghorn Point helped
to prove that day length was different through time and the number
of days in a year. All this discovered with just a hand lens, no
fancy labs and equipment. Just observation.
dar Image of Central NY. This was flown from a plane.
chart of the geological stratigraphy of Central New York.
umlin Formation"Drumlins Carved by Rapid Water-Rich
Surges", by William A. White, Northeastern Geology Vol 7 # 3/4
Geological Map of northern Cayuga County and Oswego County
Geological Map of central and southern Cayuga County Including
the Ithaca area.
from above map
York State map showing joint patterns in Central New York
Reports and Data
of the Cayuga Lake Basin
and their Metabolites in Cayuga Lake and its Tributaries, New York
by David A.V. Eckhardt, William M. Kappel, William F. Coon, and
Patrick J. Phillips (NOTE: THIS IS A PDF FILE AND YOU WILL HAVE TO
DOWNLOAD IT AND OPEN WITH ADOBE ACROBAT)
on the Finger Lakes such as depth, length, depth to bedrock, miles
of shoreline etc.. I do not have data on what % of shoreline is
in public access or historical info on the cost of lakeshore
property over time related to mean income or percent of total
income. The town tax records could be kept of properties that have
lake frontage, lake access, lake views or shared lake access. The
fields are available in the tax database supplied by the state but
few towns ever fill them in. Such info is taken into consideration
in each assesment.
County Census data history
Cayuga County Census
Little Chapel on the Mount The Garrett Memorial Chapel on Bluff
Point, Keuka Lake.
t;Before You Sign" Info you should consider before signing
a gas lease.
Springs Central School Reports from New York State Department of
of Cayuga Bridge
"The above view of Cayuga
Bridge, which crosses the Cayuga lake on the great western turnpike,
was taken on the western bank, and shows on the opposite side of the
lake a portion of the little village of Cayuga. The large building
on the right is the well-known tavern of Mr. Titus, having superior
accomodations. This bridge, so famous in political estimates, was
commenced in May, 1799, and finished in September, 1800. It was
built by the Manhattan Company of New York, and cost $150,000. Its
length is one mile. "This bridge is thelongest in America,
perhaps the world, and yet five years ago," says the traveller
in 1800, "the Indians possessed the shores of the lake,
imbosomed in almost impenetrable woods." The first bridge was
built on mud sills - the second on piles - the third and last was
errected in 1833, and cost about $15,000.
Old Woodcut Illustrations
from the book:
STATE OF NEW YORK
by Henry Kollock
postcard of Hammondsport and Keuka Lake
Compare this to the photo on
page 46-47 of the wonderful new book FINGER LAKES PANORAMAS by
Kristian S. Reynolds.
ETAIL of old postcard of Hammondsport and Keuka Lake
The flying field down by the
lake at Kingsley Flats was in use for a number of years -- certainly
from 1909 or so until some time during the First World War. The
Curtiss Flying School was there, operating both land planes and
seaplanes. There was a dirigible hangar, and this was also the site
for all the testing and experiemental work, including flights of the
"Langley' and the "America."
Kirk House, Executive Director
Glen H. Curtis Museum
Old Photos from "Finger
an old publication of the Finger Lakes
Association in 1924-25
CAZENOVIA INFRA-RED PHOTOS
Color infra red images of the
CAZENOVIA USGS 7 1/2 min quad dated to May 1994. I would suggest
that you download these and save them to your own web space. Each
file is about 150K in size.
of good shoreline protection Note natural colors of building.
Native plants are retained. There is a small lawn. Trees are
carefully pruned for a view through them instead of cutting them
down. You don't have to cut a tree down to secure a view. Matter of
fact, a view through trees is much more dynamic.