- Grant Recipient
Legends & Lore®
- Long Point Park, Conesus Lake, Geneseo, NY
- 42.780762, -77.721581
Friends of Long Point in Livingston County Inc.
After hearing about the nearby Silver Lake Sea Serpent, local business owner Colonel S. Tooey spread the “Conesus Lake Phantom Indian” story as a way to promote tourism to Conesus Lake and grow his boating business. Standing in a brightly painted canoe, the “Phantom” wearing full Native American dress would appear on moonlit nights calling for help, but would mysteriously disappear when help arrived. Each year, the story grew and expanded over time.