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Big Bowman Pond
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Big Bowman Pond is located in New York
Big Bowman Pond
Big Bowman Pond
Location in New York
Location Sand Lake, Rensselaer County, New York
Coordinates 42°38′54″N 73°29′17″W / 42.64833°N 73.48806°W / 42.64833; -73.48806
Type Glacial tarn
Surface elevation 1,411 feet (430 m)

Big Bowman Pond is a small glacial lake in the Taborton section of the Town of Sand Lake, Rensselaer County, New York, United States. The lake is located on a geologic formation known as the Rensselaer Plateau.

Big Bowman

Big Bowman Pond is known to locals as the home of Big Bowman (also known as "Bowie"), a large, aquatic cryptid. Though its description varies from one account to the next, Big Bowman is generally described as being similar in appearance to the Bunyip, a mythical creature from Australian Aboriginal mythology. Rumors of the existence of Big Bowman began to circulate the greater Albany area in the late 1800s after a young boy went missing while swimming in the lake.

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