August 2008

Wreck of 1776 gunboat to be salvaged from Lake Champlain

Only a handful of people know where it's at. The boat is in one of the deepest parts of the lake, beyond the depths of most divers.

It fell as if it was still sailing," said Art Cohn with the Lake Champlain Maritime Museum. "We see artifacts showing in some places. We know there are dozens, hundreds, thousands of artifacts contained under the mud."

"All of them were accounted for, either captured, sunk or burned, except for the Spitfire," said Rich Isenberg with the Maritime Museum.