Vermont museum helps explore Hudson River shipwrecks

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Scuba divers from Vermont’s Lake Champlain Maritime Museum are helping to explore underwater shipwrecks in New York’s Hudson River. Museum Executive Director Art Cohn says the shipwrecks are historically significant and in relatively good shape.

Museum divers spent a week in October exploring three vessels that sank within sight of the Tappan Zee Bridge in Nyack, just north of New York City.

Cohn, who has studied wrecks in Lake Champlain for 30 years, says the Hudson River wrecks date to the 19th century. The museum is working with Stony Brook University, the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation and the National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration.

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