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  1. Cassandra CerJanic
    February 3, 2016 @ 9:18 pm

    Great read! Your research into this is impressive, I can’t wait to read part 2!


  2. Martin Brasted
    February 23, 2016 @ 8:49 pm

    How do you explain the ‘Y’ shape of Keuka Lake–not quite finger shaped ????


    • Michael Brewster (@BrewCuse)
      February 29, 2016 @ 10:55 am

      Exactly! The stories always have a hard time explaining the ol’ Crooked Lake… in Part II, the geologists classify it the same as the other lakes, so that’s good enough for me.


  3. dtfranke
    February 24, 2016 @ 1:18 pm

    Love it. Bring on Part II!


  4. How The Finger Lakes Was Named: Part 2 |
    March 1, 2016 @ 10:16 am

    […] The following post about how the Finger Lakes was named is the second in a two part series by regular Exploring Upstate contributor Michael Brewster. You can find Part 1 of this series here. […]


  5. Local man debunks legend of “Finger Lakes” name | Frances Johnson
    March 11, 2016 @ 2:53 pm

    […] a website that allows writers to contribute stories and little-known facts about Upstate New York. Part one, published on Feb. 3, explains the Native American legend behind the name “Finger […]


  6. Irene Battisti Scott
    August 26, 2016 @ 11:41 pm

    Did you happen to interview any of the native Indian tribes in the area to see if the legends were on face false?


  7. Irene Battisti Scott
    August 26, 2016 @ 11:43 pm

    Sorry that should read ‘in fact false?’


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