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Learn about Skaneateles Underwater

Glen Haven Historical Society news.

You have heard the story about a jet plane being in Skaneateles Lake. Or, perhaps you have been told about a giant logjam at the bottom of the lake. John Wickwire, a longtime Lake resident, will describe some of the many interesting things that divers have found as they have made their ways deep below the water's surface when he presents a talk entitled, "Skaneateles Underwater," to the members and friends of the Glen Haven Historical Society. The program will take place at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, July 17, at the Glen Haven School and Public Library, 7325 Fair Haven Road, Glen Haven (at the head [south end] of Skaneateles Lake).

Wickwire has been certified since 1991, and, although most of his 600 dives have been in Skaneateles, he counts among his other favorite spots the St. Lawrence Seaway, Raquette Lake, the Bahamas and the Florida Keys. Wickwire also works with the not-for-profit Skaneateles Lake Eurasian Watermilfoil Eradication Corporation. He will describe the efforts of that group to control an invasive species that has quickly become prevalent in the Lake. A brief 7p.m. Society meeting will precede his talk.

Programs such as this one are scheduled throughout the summer, and are open to all without charge. The Glen Haven School and Public Library, listed in the National Register of Historic Sites, is also open to visitors from 1 to 3 p.m. on Saturdays throughout the summer, and at other times by appointment. The School's last teacher and her daughter, an alumna, conduct a-day-in-a-one-room-school programs during the fall and spring for elementary school children. For more information about any of these activities, contact Bud Jermy at 607.749.4365 or cwj1@cornell.edu.

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