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Owasco Lake Vacation Rental At Burtis Point on Owasco Lake in New York for rent on

 Owasco Lake Vacation Rental At Burtis Point
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4br/3.5ba Vacation Rental W/190' Of Level East Side Frontage on Owasco Lake in New York for rent on

 4br/3.5ba Vacation Rental W/190' Of Level East Side Frontage
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Owasco Lake is the sixth largest Finger Lake. It is 10 miles long, located in Cayuga County and covers an area of almost 6600 acres. Owasco Lake is located in Central New York State. It is one of eleven lakes known as the Finger Lakes. Owasco Lake is used as a drinking water supply. There is recreational, residential, agricultural and commercial development around the lake. The area provides a valuable habitat for wildlife.

The name Owasco is derived from the Indian word Wasco, which means "outlet" or "floating bridge". A second derivation of the name is from the Indian word Osco that means, "crossing place". The earliest inhabitants of the region were the mound builders, or Alleghans, who preceded the Iroquois Confederacy. The Alleghans built their large fortress of Osco on the present site of Fort Hill cemetery in the City of Auburn. They built an earthen altar for the worship of the sun within the walls of the fortress and mounds for the burial of their dead outside the walls. The Alleghans were driven from the region during the thirteenth century by the Cayugas. Wasco was located at the junction of two Iroquois Indian trails, just as Auburn is located at the junction of Routes 5 and 20 today.

The Erie Canal, about ten miles north of Auburn, was completed in 1825. A canal was planned to link Auburn with the Erie Canal, and a dam was built across the outlet in 1835 as a first step in the construction of a canal. The canal was never built; however, the Syracuse and Auburn Railroad was built in 1838, and Auburn was linked by railroad to Rochester in 1841. In 1869, rail was laid from Fair Haven on Lake Ontario to Sayre, Pennsylvania, along the west shore of Owasco Lake. The line eventually became part of the Lehigh Valley Railroad.

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