Cayuga Lake Monster Book Bibliography

Kyle Admire et al, “In Search of The Legend of The Curious Case of The Cayuga Lake Monster,” Aurora, New York: Wells College Press. 2016



 {CGJ – Catherine Greene’s Journal facsimile included in back of the Wells College Press Book – page showing articles noted below}

 “Aug 15, Aquatic Mammoth” New York Spectator, 1804. {CGJ p.20}
• “Aquatic Mammoth.” Columbian Courier, September 21, 1804.
• “A Mammoth Snake!” Weekly Raleigh Register, September 24, 1804. {CGJ p.23}
•  New York Morning Courier, June 22, 1858. {CGJ p.7}
• “Cayuga Lake’s Monster” Daily Journal, Ithaca, July 8, 1880.
•  Evening Auburnian, July 9, 1880.
•  Daily Journal, Ithaca, July 14, 1880. {CGJ p.7}
•  Kingston Daily Freeman, August 11, 1881.{CGJ p.18}
• “A Cayuga Lake Monster” Geneva Courier, July 25, 1883. {CGJ p.19}
•  Union Springs Advertiser June 1884.
• “Cayuga’s Sea Serpent” Auburn Morning Dispatch, July 8, 1886. {CGJ p.12}
• “A Cayuga Lake Monster” Geneva Daily Gazette, July 9, 1886. {CGJ p.19}
• The Sea Serpent Again” The Ogdensburg Journal., August 09, 1886, Page 4  {CGJ p.20}
• “A Tale of Cayuga Lake.” Watkins Express, August 12, 1886. {CGJ p.18}
•  Daily Journal Ithaca, August 11, 1886. {CGJ p.21}
Union Springs Advertiser August 12, 1886.  {CGJ p.16}
•  Union Springs Advertiser September 1886. 
Daily Journal Ithaca, December 9, 1886. {CGJ p.19}
•  Daily Journal Ithaca, March 26, 1887. {CGJ p.15}
•  Daily Journal Ithaca, July 18, 1887. {CGJ p.20}
•  Daily Journal Ithaca, July 21, 1887. {CGJ p.21}
Union Springs Advertiser September 1891.  {CGJ p.7}
“Spray of the Lakes” Watkins Express, October 4, 1892.  {CGJ p.21}
•  Union Springs Advertiser June 1894.  {CGJ p.19}
•  Geneva Advertiser October 2, 1894.  {CGJ p.21}
“Another Horrid Sea Serpent” Fayettville Weekly Recorder, 1895. {CGJ p.23}
• “Cayuga’s Sea Serpent” Auburn Morning Dispatch, July 8, 1896. {CGJ p.12}
• Daily Journal Ithaca  January 5, 1897  {CGJ p.22}
Owego Daily Record January 6, 1897  {CGJ p.17}
• “
Record Sturgeon Shown at 10 Cents a Look.” Auburn Citizen, June 9, 1916. {CGJ p.11}
• “Cayuga Lake Has a Sea Serpent Story” Fair Haven Register, June 13, 1929. {CGJ p.10}
• “Fishermen Scared by Sea Serpent” Ovid Gazette, August 22, 1952.
• “Floating ‘islands’ threat eases”, 1972.


 Cryptopia (Formerly American Monsters) – Old Greeny
 Floating Classroom- Lake Monster Observed
 Ithaca Journal – Believe it or not: Cayuga Lake’s legends 2005
 Ithaca Journal –Lore and legends of Cayuga Lake August 12, 2015
 Legend of Firefly Marsh (Movie Clip)
• Time Warner Cable (video) – Legend of the Cayuga Lake Monster  June 9, 2013
 Unknown Explorers – Old Greeny


Costello, Peter. In Search of Lake Monsters. New York: Coward, McCann & Geoghegan, 1974.

Klees, Emerson. More Legends and Stories of the Finger Lakes Region: The Heart of New York State. Rochester, N.Y.: Friends of the Finger Lakes Pub., 1997.

Hallenbeck, Bruce G. Monsters of New York: Mysterious Creatures in the Empire State. 2013 P.28

Parker, Arthur C, Seneca Myths and Folk Tales Buffalo: Buffalo Historical Society, 1923. Volume Twenty-Seven of Buffalo Historical Society Publications.

Sisler, Carol U. Cayuga Lake: Past, Present, and Future. Ithaca, N.Y.: Enterprise Pub., 1989.

Snow, Dorothy E. Early Cayuga Days: Folk Lore and Local History of a New York County. King Ferry, N.Y. (Box 316, King Ferry 13081): Genoa Historical Association, 1993.

Zimmer, Melanie. Curiosities of Central New York.  The History Press NY 2012


 Kyle Admire et al, “In Search of The Legend of The Curious Case of The Cayuga Lake Monster,” Aurora, New York: Wells College Press. 2016, 8.5 x 5.75 inches. 28 pages with fold out map of Cayuga Lake, tip-in newspaper facsimile, A poem by Bruce Bennett, linocuts + 24 page notebook facsimile “book-within-a-book” digitally printed with letterpress cover. Softcover hand-sewn pamphlet stitch binding with wrap-around jacket . Letterpress printed pages on Mohawk Superfine and Cover printed on Curious Metallic Green Botanic. Endpapers relief printed with fish scale pattern. Typefaces are assorted hand-set 19th Century types with main body copy cast and set in Monotype Centaur and Arrighi at Bixler Letterfoundry.  – Numbered edition of 100 copies. Price $40 For Sale Online

Additional Production Notes

-Narrative Text: Kyle Admire
-Cover linocut: Alexis Reinhold
-Lake scene linocut : Alissa Toner
-Serpent linocut on fold out: Alexis Reinhold
-Poem background linocuts : Camille McNally
-Hand Lettering: Andrea Gould
-Additional Illustrations: Alexis Reinhold
-Faculty Advisor, Art Director, and Editor: Richard Kegler
-Printing: Kyle Admire, Richard Kegler
-Binding Crew: Kyle Admire, Andrea Gould, Emalee Garboski, Jaritza Santiago, Richard Kegler
-Additional help from and thanks to: Bruce Bennett, Michael & Winifred Bixler, Dr Kristina Blake, Jennifer Farrell, Frontenac Museum, Ferko Goldfinger, Father ‘Lish’,  Jenna Rodriguez, Tori Russell, Dr. Linda Schwab, Andrew Steeves, Elsie Torres, Gabe Torres, Katheryn Warner, “Cayuga Katie” Waugh