Dave White, New York Sea Grant, Recreation/Tourism Specialist, P: 315.312.3042, E: firstname.lastname@example.org
Syracuse, NY, August 26, 2014 - The steamboat Frontenac that was the largest boat on Cayuga Lake in 1870 is among The Great Shipwrecks of NY’s ‘Great’ Lakes featured in the signature exhibit at the mini-NY State Park at the 2014 Great New York State Fair.
The multi-faceted exhibit has land and water components, including a 18th century bateau replica, historic artifacts and scuba diving gear, a Treasure Chest for children, the 2014 Discover Clean and Safe Boating mini-mouse boat, the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary mascot Coastie, and daily underwater research drone demonstrations in the reflecting pool at the Fair.
New York Sea Grant and The Great New York State Fair developed the exhibit in partnership with the Great Lakes Research Consortium, Great Lakes Seaway Trail, Lake Champlain Maritime Museum, H. Lee White Marine Museum, New York State Divers Association, and many others.
Learn more about Great Lakes shipwrecks at www.nyseagrant.org/shipwreck.
More Info: New York Sea Grant
New York Sea Grant (NYSG), a cooperative program of Cornell University
and the State University of New York, is one of 33 university-based
programs under the National Sea Grant College Program (NSGCP) of the
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). The NSGCP
engages this network of the nation’s top universities in conducting
scientific research, education, training and extension projects designed
to foster science-based decisions about the use and conservation of our
aquatic resources. Through its statewide network of integrated
services, NYSG has been promoting coastal vitality, environmental
sustainability, and citizen awareness about the State’s marine and Great
Lakes resources since 1971.
For updates on Sea Grant activities: www.nyseagrant.org has RSS, Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube links. NYSG also offers a free e-list sign up via www.nyseagrant.org/coastlines for NY Coastlines, its flagship publication, which, in 2014, merges with the program's e-newsletter, Currents. NY Coastlines is published several times a year.