And who remembers the remains of the Royal Savage that simply rotted away near Plattsburgh? If it were not for the determination of the diver who found and brought up the Gondola Philadelphia from the bottom of Lake Champlain that might well have met the same fate. As you all probably know that vessel is now in the Smithsonian. The Ticonderoga would have been gone long ago if not for the folks in Whitehall who built the roof over it.

There is an old saying from the film, "The River," which was an FDR time frame film about the flooding on the Mississippi River..."Poor people make poor land, and poor land makes poor people. I have watched too much disappear. The old stone mill in South Dansville. The destruction of the old Daniel Faulkner home in Dansville...and on and on it goes, and we are the poorer for their loss.

Les Buell

-----Original Message-----
From: Edward Hillenbrand <[log in to unmask]>
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Subject: Re: [NYHIST-L] USS Ticonderoga should be stored in indoors

I think most of us would agree with that.  The issue is the money to fund such a project.

Ed Hillenbrand, BA MS EMT-P

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Sent: Thu, Jan 10, 2013 10:01 am
Subject: [NYHIST-L] USS Ticonderoga should be stored in indoors

An expert on the preservation of maritime archaeology is trying to
drum up interest for the construction of a structure that would house
and display one of Whitehall’s most enduring and significant
historical artifacts.

Arthur Cohn, executive director of the Lake Champlain Maritime Museum
and director of its Maritime Research Institute, would like to see the
hull of the U.S.S. Ticonderoga, which was part of the American fleet
during the Battle of Plattsburgh in 1814, be stored in an enclosed,
climate-controlled building with interpretative displays telling the
ship’s story.


Bob Sullivan
Schenectady Digital History Archive
Schenectady County (NY) Public Library