What’s in the Watkins Lake Name?

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Filed in: Historical Articles :: Written on October 26, 2013 - 10:04 pm
The following article was from a 1952 or 1953 local newspaper, located in 1 of 4 scrapbooks from the long-time lake resident, the late Don Zannoth and his family archives of the Watkins Lake Yachting Association (W.L.Y.A.). “Its water surface comprises about 325 acres. No river or other stream flows through it. A paved highway […]

Ruth Williams Memories

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Filed in: Historical Articles :: Written on October 22, 2013 - 12:07 am
Watkins Lake has been a beautiful place to live. My house was just a cottage which we rented for the summer, but we bought it and it has been a wonderful place to live. The W.LY.A would have sailboat races every Sunday and she provided the Sailors’ Breakfast.

Harold Strayer Memories

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Filed in: Historical Articles :: Written on October 21, 2013 - 10:06 pm
Mr. Strayer grew up on Watkins Lake and recalls that the eastern portion of the lake was known as Co-Tu-Ma-Bi Bluffs; the name reflects the first two letters of the Last names of the owners of the property (i.e. Co- H.P. Covert). He also mentions that Scott Lake and Watkins Lake were connected until the […]