NY’s Champlain monument project nears completion

Work is nearly complete on a more than $2 million project to refurbish the New York-owned Champlain Memorial Lighthouse in time to commemorate the 400th anniversary of Samuel de Champlain’s exploration of the region.

Dig under way at Crown Point

Archaeologists are wrapping up the first half of a two-week excavation at an upstate New York historic site that was considered one of the most strategic military outposts in North America.