Hi everyone- I've been out of town, so I hope I am not duplicating anyone's previous email - I know there are some other library people on this list.
I thought people might enjoy this tidbit from the Cornell University Library - historic maps of NYS, including one which describes the area we know of as the Montezuma Wildlife Refuge as ""Resort of gees and ducks of all sorts all the year." http://www.newyorkupstate.com/ithaca/2017/07/cornell_buys_rare_map_showing_upstate_ny_before_revolutionary_war.html If you click on the image at the top, the gallery will open; images number 3 and 7 show the Montezuma area, and number 9 shows where there was a "tarry" or canoe ferry to take people across the north end of the lake. This would be useful for those days when you see an interesting bird on the lake, and the bird somehow always seems closer to the other shore. -Liisa Liisa Mobley Electronic Resources Unit Supervisor, Cornell University Library, Ithaca, NY 14853 -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsSubscribeConfigurationLeave.htm ARCHIVES: 1) http://email@example.com/maillist.html 2) http://www.surfbirds.com/birdingmail/Group/Cayugabirds 3) http://birdingonthe.net/mailinglists/CAYU.html Please submit your observations to eBird: http://ebird.org/content/ebird/ --