- Associated Press - Monday, April 18, 2016

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - A traveling exhibit of New York shipwrecks is heading for Albany.

The Great Shipwrecks of New York’s “Great” Lakes exhibit was developed by New York Sea Grant. It will be installed at the State University of New York gallery on Broadway in Albany from May 4 to May 27.

The exhibit features shipwrecks spanning more than 200 years across New York State in Lakes Erie, Ontario and Champlain, the Finger Lakes, Lake George and the St. Lawrence River.

A miniature replica of the “Land Tortoise” warship was made specifically for this exhibit. The radeau, French for “raft,” was North America’s oldest warship. It was purposely sunk by the British in Lake George in 1758.

The exhibit also includes an aquatic ROV - remotely operated vehicle - provided by the Great Lakes Research Consortium.


This story has been corrected to show the radeau’s name was “Land Tortoise” and it was sunk in Lake George, not Champlain.

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