"Skaneateles is the highest of the
Finger Lakes, 867 feet above sea level. Hence it has been called
'The Roof Garden' of the lakes. It is 15 miles long, one to two
miles wide and in places 350 feet deep. Its spring-fed waters curve
between hills that are gently rolling at its foot and that rise to
majestic heights at its head."
From p. 6 of Slim Fingers Beckon by Arch Merrill,
Creek Books, 1951
Skaneateles Area Chamber of Commerce
of the Town of Skaneateles
From Vol. II, pp. 977-1015 of Onondaga's Centennial
Edited by Dwight H. Bruce and published by Boston History Co., 1896.