Dredging crews accidentally remove part of New York’s oldest fort
Published on August 18th, 2009 | by Admin1
Neal Orsini said he was awoken around 4 a.m. by the sound of dredging along his riverside property in Fort Edward, 45 miles north of Albany. Orsini said he later discovered that the dredgers had torn out the riverbank, along with two wooden beams that had been part of the original fort’s waterfront bastion. A third beam was later found still buried at the site.
Orsini said crews were supposed to stay away from that stretch of riverbank because of its archaeological significance.