But we never saw Ronkonkoma, the Indian princess for whom the lake is named and who, legend has it, committed suicide in a canoe in the middle of the lake after being denied her true love by her father. Or her lover who, like "Romeo and Juliet", once he saw his love’s dead body, followed her in death.
Since then, and for two hundred years, the "Lady of the Lake", as she is known, has taken one adult male in revenge for the man she was not allowed to love in life.
Of all of the photos I have none include Princess Ronkonkoma nor did we ever see her from the window of our house.
Maybe Princess Ronkonkoma will reveal herself one day, but her lake will remain a thing of beauty and we can only hope that she finds the happiness we enjoyed from the lake she christened with her name.