Map of Lake Champlain bottom reveals 300 historic shipwrecks

Published on May 21st, 2009 | by Admin

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The bottom of Lake Champlain has been mapped by underwater sonar, revealing a slew of treasures, from historic shipwrecks to airplanes and railroad cars.

With the mapping project now concluded, Cohn says the urgent mission now is development of a permanent lake management plan that ensures the nearly 300 shipwrecks are catalogued and preserved for generations to come. “People should take pride in the legacy left here, the history that took place, the size and diversity of this incredible collection,” Cohn said.

Vermont U.S. Sen. Patrick Leahy, also an amateur diver, agrees. “We have to preserve them as historical treasures; otherwise you’ll have souvenir hunters going down with grappling hooks and pulling pieces out.”

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